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WORDS FROM THE EDITOR By Kathleen McCarthy

Scott County Faces Governance Blow
with Supervisor Diane Holst’s Departure
T
he trouble with today’s voters is that uncommon capacity for remaining open to dif- discussion from Board members for inclusion significant ongoing budget expenditure with its
most have compartmentalized their civic fering perspectives on issues, which allows her to in the Auditor’s meeting minutes for public unlimited taxing authority.
responsibility into the narrow confines of consider all sides of an argument/position. She consumption. While apparently legal, as these Once elected as Supervisor, Diane continued
support for one of two political parties: Demo- is able to find the common ground with stake- individual briefings do not violate Iowa’s Open to attend all EMA, SECC911, TAC, and radio
crats or Republicans. Sadly, such narrow-mind- holders of an issue without compromising core Meetings law (because the meetings are held meetings in order to keep tabs on SECC911,
edness misses the otherwise glaringly obvious governing principles that she was elected on. with one or two Supervisors at a time), it cer- including the recently approved purchase agree-
truth that there are no longer two ideologically Perhaps most important of all, Diane never tainly appears to violate the spirit of doing public ment for a new estimated $28 million communi-
distinct parties in American politics. The two- lost sight of who the customers are – the tax- business in public view. cations system for central dispatching regionally
party stranglehold on politics today is a sophisti- payers and residents of Scott County. She was Which brings us to the ever-looming contro- across the county, including Rock Island County.
cated, fantastical ruse that has people locked into able to steadfastly represent taxpayers’ interests versy over the Scott County Board of Supervi- She steered the SECC director to follow Iowa
an arena mentality of win or lose at all costs, no while simultaneously respecting county staff’s sors’ refusal to implement audio recording of Open Meetings law, ensuring access for the
holds barred. contributions. the Board’s meetings. For years, the SCBS has public to attend these meetings, as well.
Voters today can barely articulate what politi- Her diplomacy and genuine engagement with resisted recording its meetings, clinging to tired Diane also attended Scott County Plan &
cal ideology they adhere to, let alone that of the county staff sets her far apart from most Board excuses such as potential board-member grand- Zoning Commission meetings, especially
party they cling to for political relevance. Nor supervisors, past and present, who consistently standing, equipment unreliability, and cost and during 2014 and 2015, where she became inti-
do voters have a clue what the candidates they forget who the customers are. Once elected, these staff requirements to implement and maintain mately familiar with the pros and cons of Scott
vote for actually believe in. That would require so-called representatives morph into rubber- a recording policy that includes posting record- County’s courting the massive industrial pol-
research into their voting records (if incum- stampers of nearly all county spending, and into ings on the county Web site. luter Orascom to develop a fertilizer facility in
bents), and exploring beyond advertising slo- water carriers for area special interests, while Most of the public sector world is recording the middle of Scott County farmland, atop the
gans and media and campaign rhetoric. But simultaneously treating the public as a collec- meetings yet SCBS refuses to catch up, even with finest soil on the planet.
alas, that would require understanding one’s tive nuisance and taxpayers as a limitless fund- professional, fully operational audio-recording And now, as Diane finishes her term, it is on
own position(s) in governance matters in order ing source. equipment installed in its board room during its the heels of a consultant study that claims we
to ascertain if candidates advocate similar prin- Every two weeks, Diane stopped in at the renovation. This recording equipment was man- are $300,000 short of adequately compensating
ciples and vision. County Auditor’s office to go over all the checks datory because the State of Iowa requires the county employees compared to other organiza-
Instead, most voters justify their dizzy- written for county expenses the weeks before. Board of Supervisors record all its closed-session tions with similar operational parameters. When
ingly lazy participation by voting strictly along Not only was she respectful and appreciative of meetings. To wit, the recordings are of high- Diane asked to see the study, she was initially
party lines, for whomever their party offers up, the staff’s efforts, they were responsive to her due enough quality to comply with state law, and denied access to it, including any comps used in
whether historically failed incumbents or new to the fact that she bothered to learn what they are also admissible in court. There is no accept- the consultant’s comparative analysis that were
recruits who offer no measurable solutions by do and how much they contribute. She has been able rationale for the SCBS refusing to push the culled from the private sector, instantly under-
which to hold them accountable should they get the only Supervisor routinely reviewing actual record button during meetings, then just as mining, and rightfully so, the reliability/veracity
elected. weekly expenditures. easily convert and upload the digital recording of any conclusions that can’t or won’t be subject
In other words, voting has become a party- The SCBS approves all capital expendi- to its Web site for the public’s listening pleasure. to the Board’s review.
over-principle election mockery. This is made all tures. During one of her recent weekly reviews, Diane, with the bipartisan support of Super- During her term, Diane served on the Seventh
the sadder by the underlying illusion of two ide- Diane caught a significant discrepancy in what visor Brinson Kinzer amidst overt resistance Judicial District, Bi-State Regional Commission,
ological forces competing for power, magically appeared to be an overpayment of approxi- from her own party peers – Supervisors Carol Bi-State Regional Transportation Policy (urban),
resulting in some contrived balance of power mately $100,000 to a vendor for a secondary Earnhardt, Tony Knobbe and Ken Beck – repeat- Region 9 Transportation Policy (Rural), Road-
until the next election. road project. When she raised the discrepancy edly brought the topic of recording meetings side Vegetation, and Emergency Management
That’s why, when the rare exception to the with the budget director, she learned that, while forward for consideration, or at least discus- Agency committees.
overwhelming mediocrity that has come to no mistake had been made, when cost overruns sion, to no avail (the vote was always two for and Diane made the difficult decision not to run
characterize most candidates and their service occur exceeding the Board-approved amount for three against). County Auditor Roxanne Morita for another term because she was not comfort-
surfaces, demonstrating authentic and informed projects in the Secondary Roads Department, records the meetings despite supervisors’ refusal able continuing to take taxpayer-provided com-
stewardship, voters should circle the wagons by change-orders are not required to be submitted to adopt an official policy to do so, however she pensation when she was unable to supervise
civically participating and supporting such a for SCBS approval. isn’t permitted to post them at the county Web according to her promises. From where her sup-
steward. All other departments are required to submit site – yet. porters sit, however, her departure is a terrible
Otherwise, that rare and special gift to civil change-orders for cost overruns. This begs the Meanwhile, on behalf of Scott Countians, blow to governance in Scott County.
society will move on because he/she is a doer, question: How many Secondary Roads projects Diane has recorded nearly every meeting she Diane cast principled vote after principled
and no longer able to tolerate the mediocrity have exceeded the Board-approved amount has attended as supervisor for the past four years, vote, courageously standing alone most of the
that accrues to governance where a hive mental- unbeknownst to the Board and to the public? using her own personal recorder to provide a time. Her party peers on the Board consis-
ity prevails. And how would this have come to light without most reliable audio record during her term. tently frustrated those votes with their hive-
Such is the case with Scott County Board Diane’s continuous oversight? It is interesting to note that Diane’s inter- like approval of nearly all expenditures that
Supervisor (SCBS) Diane Holst. Her service has County Administrator Mahesh Sharma has est in civics was sparked four years before her presented.
been the personification of what every voter, continued his predecessor Dee Bruemmer’s pro- candidacy for Supervisor, when a new tax sud- Regardless, Diane leaves the Scott County
taxpayer, and resident should hope for in the tocol of managing outcomes for public Board denly appeared to support the newly established Board of Supervisors utterly secure that she did
men and women we elect to office – a steward meetings by meeting privately with each super- 28E Scott County Emergency Communica- not waiver once from staying resolute and true
and vigilant supervisor of government business, visor the Friday before the following week’s tions Center (SECC911). This entity emerged to her promises of transparency, due diligence,
especially as it relates to how our tax dollars are Committee of the Whole and Regular Board with a no-cap (unlimited) taxing authority for and of reviewing all county business before
spent to effectuate the public’s best interests. meetings. the implementation and maintenance of con- her through a primary filter of its impact upon
Diane came to every Board meeting prepared, There’s no better way for a strong-staff/weak- solidated dispatching for Scott County and county taxpayers, and then a secondary filter of
having actually read the materials relevant to supervisor governing model to flourish than for surrounding areas. So far, since it’s inception limiting government spending to that which is
the week’s agenda, performed due diligence, the county administrator to head off any sub- nearly a decade ago, SECC911 expenditures have necessary, and not merely indulgent.
and asked questions that further informed the stantive discussion of important issues in the exceeded $30 million and still we have no con- If all elected representatives conducted them-
Board and the public. She consistently followed public forum than to host these insider coffee solidated dispatching. selves with half the conviction, intelligence,
up when further clarification was needed so that klatches privately with each elected official. Diane’s curiosity pushed her to attend every accountability, work ethic, and integrity of
she could be responsive to us, as well as make the This would certainly explain why, when sup- SECC meeting, and its sister Technical Advisory Diane Holst, we would rock this country with
most informed votes possible. posedly new agenda items appear during sub- Committee (TAC) meetings for four years before prosperity, justice, and peace. Thank you, Diane,
Diane feels an intense accountability to Scott sequent Committee of the Whole meetings, she eventually decided to run for Supervisor in for every second of it!
Countians for her voting record. She has the there are precious few questions and very little an effort to help inform the public about this
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ILLINOIS POLITICS By Rich Miller
CapitolFax.com

The Art of the Midterm Campaign Ad
I
had the pleasure of meeting several Dem- to Democratic control for the first time ever, on their own. The House Democrats did Bush should know. I jokingly chided her
ocratic women candidates from Lake and those two candidates were crucial to that their part by pumping in tons of money and during her freshman year in office for having
County during the Illinois State Fair last effort. Two other women candidates who staff over the months, but Mason was also such a liberal voting record while represent-
summer. Senator Melinda Bush (D-Gray- didn’t make the trip to Springfield both won helped by that independent women’s group. ing an area not known for its liberalism. But
slake) was showing them around town and countywide races: Robin O’Connor (clerk) The House Democrats got into the Miller she won her last election by nine percentage
brought them to a reception I was attending. and Holly Kim (treasurer). Walsh race late, but Edley-Allen had taken points and is encouraging others to do what
We chatted for a while before they went on Senator Bush helped found an organiza- the group’s training and had already been she does: Vote your conscience and work your
their merry way. tion called the Lake County Democratic walking precincts for months. “These were tail off back home. So even if you wind up
“Merry” is actually an understatement. Independent Women on October 30 of 2017. areas where we weren’t supposed to win,” losing, you can go out with no policy regrets.
Those candidates were positively joyful. They She said she sent out some e-mails and started Bush said. That’s a refreshing attitude in the suburbs,
seemed genuinely thrilled to be running for a Facebook page. Senator Bush said that while House where Democratic candidates are gener-
office. Only one had ever run for something Women came out of the woodwork after Speaker Michael Madigan is likely pleased ally cautioned to steer a far more moderate,
before. The rest felt compelled to get involved the 2016 election and Bush wanted to help that he has two more Democratic seats, she poll-tested course. But it’s not like the House
after the 2016 election. them focus their enthusiasm on actually win- cautioned that both women are indepen- Democrats need those two seats to retain
Senator Bush brought 10 women with her ning races and then holding on to those seats dent Democrats. In other words, they’re their hold on Statehouse power. If nothing
to Springfield and she said four of them went down the road. not the usual ducklings who will quietly else, it could be an interesting experiment.
on to win their respective races. Well, maybe The group has an office and a field director follow orders traditionally given to targeted And Bush isn’t finished. She said 13
three, but Bush is optimistic that Mary Edley- and members meet once a month. A “pink members. women have signed up for training in the
Allen will wind up defeating appointed wave” garden party fundraiser pulled in Bush said she doesn’t just want to help upcoming municipal elections. “I’d like to
Representative Helene Miller Walsh (R-Mun- $15,000 and Bush said people told her at the people win elections, “I want to help them see more of these in both parties,” she said of
delein). Edley-Allen is ahead by two votes as I event that it felt like “coming to a wedding, be really good representatives.” She said her her organization.
write this, with more to count. everyone is so happy.” advice to all candidates is that they shouldn’t I couldn’t agree more.
Joyce Mason, the only candidate who’d When Bush first won her own Senate seat be thinking how their voting record in
run for office before and who defeated Rep- in 2012, her district and both of its attached Springfield or on the county board would get Rich Miller also publishes Capitol Fax, a daily
resentative Sheri Jesiel by more than 1,000 House districts were held by Republicans. them re-elected. Hard work back in the dis- political newsletter, and CapitolFax.com.
votes, was also at the event, as were two Now, with Representative Jesiel’s defeat, all trict will pay greater dividends. “The harder
county board candidates who appear to have three legislators are Democratic. you work, the luckier you get,” she said. “I New Column Published
won: Jessica Vealitzek and Julie Simpson. Things are definitely changing in Lake want to see people work really hard and do
The county board flipped from Republican County, but they didn’t necessarily change what they think is right.” Weekly at RCReader.com
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THEATRE By Jeff Ashcraft

Breezy Street
Annie, at the Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse though December 30

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orphan Molly was played by Evyn Hassel
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MORE THAN 400 FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENTS IN THE KWQC FAMILY FUN GUIDE STARTING ON PAGE 26

2018–19 WINTER CALENDAR
FESTIVALS & MAJOR EVENTS: Page 7 THEATRE Page 17 MOVIES Page 20 COURSES Page 23
VISUAL ARTS Page 7 DANCE Page 19 SPORTS Page 21 MEETINGS Page 23
MUSIC Page 11 COMEDY Page 19 OTHER EVENTS Page 21 HEALTH Page 24
LITERARY ARTS Page 15 MUSEUMS Page 20 LECTURES Page 22 SENIORS Page 25

MAJOR EVENTS 38 Special, concert with the platinum-selling Southern Final Friday Wine Walk, free; for information, call Thursdays at the Figge, art-themed activities,
rockers in their fifth decade of performance; $35-55; for 563-424-1210 or e-mail info@midcoast.org… Bucktown discussions, tours, refreshments, and more; guests
information and tickets, call 844-852-4FUN, Rhythm City Center for the Arts, 6pm Fri Nov 30 are invited to experience the current exhibitions
November & December Casino Resort Event Center, 7077 Elmore Ave., Davenport and permanent collection gallery as well as shop the
IA, RhythmCityCasino.com, 8pm Sat Jan 19 Final Friday at Bucktown, monthly gallery events, Museum Store; free; for information, call 563-326-
Disney on Ice: Frozen, be a part of Anna’s adventure demonstrations, and more; for information, call 563-424- 7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
to find her sister,… TaxSlayer Center, 7pm Thu Nov 29 Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live, live stage show 1210… Bucktown Center for the Arts, 6pm Fri Nov 30 FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm Thu Dec 6 thru Thu Dec 27
thru Sun Dec 2 based on the #1 PBS KIDS TV series;… Adler Theatre, 6pm
Wed Jan 23 Holiday Craft & Cookie Sale!, purchase cookies, Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy Holiday Party,
French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950, an festive crafts, and gently used items from the… East join us for an open house to welcome in the… Bereskin
exhibit featuring 59 works drawn from the collection of Jeff Dunham: Passively Aggressive, an evening Moline Public Library, 9am Fri Nov 30 Gallery & Art Academy, 5:30pm Fri Dec 7
the Brooklyn Museum that chronicles one of the most with the ventriloquist and comedian on his national…
dynamic and beloved eras in the history of art; Tue.-Sat. TaxSlayer Center, 7pm Wed Jan 23 Holiday Craft & Cookie Sale!, purchase cookies, Opening Reception: Finding Inspiration Group
10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free with festive crafts, and gently used items from the… East Show, free; for information, call 309-793-1213… Quad
$4-7 museum admission; for information, call 563-326- PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure, Moline Public Library, 9am Sat Dec 1 City Arts Center, 7pm Fri Dec 7
7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, all-new family-themed stage adventure with characters
FiggeArtMuseum.org, Thu Nov 29 thru Wed Jan 9 from the Nickelodeon series;… TaxSlayer Center, 10am Nature’s Noel, presented by Friends of Indian Creek Opening Reception: Jeanne O’Melia - Erica
Sat Jan 26 thru Tue Jan 29 Nature Center; in addition… Indian Creek Nature Center, Parrott - David Turner, held in conjunction with the
Noël the Musical, new holiday musical presented in 9am Sat Dec 1 exhibit of paintings and watercolors… MidCoast Gallery
the Broadway at the Adler… Adler Theatre, 3pm Sun Kinky Boots, Tony-winning musical comedy presented West, 6pm Fri Dec 7
Dec 2 in the Broadway at the Adler… Adler Theatre, 7:30pm Free Admission to the Grant Wood Studio, on
Wed Jan 30 Saturdays and Sundays thru Dec. 31; admission to the… Eastside Artists Show & Sale, the show features
Cirque Musica Holiday Presents Wonderland, Grant Wood Studio, noon Sat Dec 1 thru Sun Dec 30 original, affordable gifts by professional local artists;…
a fun-filled concert experience for the whole family James Taylor & Bonnie Raitt, concert with the Masonic Building - Iowa City, 10am Fri Dec 7 thru Sun
featuring the… TaxSlayer Center, 7pm Tue Dec 4 legendary, Grammy winning folk singer/songwriter, Collection and Exhibition Highlights Tour, enjoy Dec 9
featuring chart-topping,… TaxSlayer Center, 7:30pm a docent-led tour through the galleries; free with
Lindsey Stirling, concert with the violinist, dancer, Sat Feb 23 $4-7 admission; for information, call 563-326-7804, Rock the Arts, the weekend will take place in a trio of
performance artist, and composer on her… TaxSlayer Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, District venues… The District of Rock Island, Fri Dec 7
Center, 7:30pm Thu Dec 6
VISUAL ARTS FiggeArtMuseum.org, 1:30pm Sat Dec 1 thru Sat Dec 29 and Sat Dec 8

Cole Swindell & Dustin Lynch, country superstars Adult Gingerbread Challenge, we will have five Adult D.I.Y. with Jenn Voss, Jenn Voss, local crafter,
perform with special guest Lauren Alaina on their… Openings & Gallery Events teams of four people; each team… Silvis Public Library, is lending her experience to the… Silvis Public Library,
TaxSlayer Center, 7:15pm Fri Dec 7 5:30pm Mon Dec 3 10am Sat Dec 8
November & December
Rock the Arts, the weekend will take place in a trio of Free Senior Day, with a 1:30pm Gallery Tour and a Make and Take Day + Book Signing & Class
District venues… The District of Rock Island, Fri Dec 7 Thursdays at the Figge, art-themed activities, 2:30pm film; seniors also get 10% off in the Museum Discount Gift, “Lady Louise, The Adventure Begins”
and Sat Dec 8 discussions, tours, refreshments, and more; guests Store and Figge Cafe; for information, call 563-326- author Karen Petit and illustrator… Bereskin Gallery &
are invited to experience the current exhibitions 7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, Art Academy, Sat Dec 8
The Nutcracker, Sat. 2:30 & 7:30pm, Sun. 2:30pm; Ballet and permanent collection gallery as well as shop the FiggeArtMuseum.org, 1:30pm Thu Dec 6
Quad Cities performs Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic with Museum Store; tonight -- Cinema at the Figge; free; for SEW Much Fun: Holiday Ornaments, a do-it-
accompaniment by… Adler Theatre, Sat Dec 8 and Sun information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 French Moderns at Figge Day Trip, your experience yourself sewing craft; limited registration due to sewing
Dec 9 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm begins at at the Hauberg mansion, where you… machine… Rock Island Public Library - Downtown
Thu Nov 29 Hauberg Civic Center Mansion, 11am Thu Dec 6 Library, 5:30pm Thu Dec 13
Home Free: A Country Christmas, seasonal concert
with the country-music vocal group; $19.50-249.50; for
tickets,… Adler Theatre, 8pm Thu Dec 13

One Voice: A Christmas Celebration, wth over 200
volunteers representing over 50 Quad City churches,…
TaxSlayer Center, 7pm Fri Dec 14 and Sat Dec 15

A Christmas Story, stage version of the holiday-movie
classic presented in the Broadway… Adler Theatre,
7:30pm Tue Dec 18

The Oak Ridge Boys, Grammy winners and Country
Music Hall of Fame members in… Adler Theatre, 7:30pm
Thu Dec 20

Final Say, New Year’s Eve concert with the Chicago
band performing songs that range from the latest Top 40
hits to classics that always bring an audience to their feet;
free; for information, call 844-852-4FUN, Rhythm City
Casino Resort Event Center, 7077 Elmore Ave., Davenport
IA, RhythmCityCasino.com, 9:30pm Mon Dec 31

January & February
Ron White, an evening with the cigar smoking, Scotch-
drinking funnyman from… Adler Theatre, 7:30pm Thu
Jan 10

CINCH World’s Toughest Rodeo, the nation’s best
bucking broncs and bulls and the world’s… TaxSlayer
Center, 7:30pm Fri Jan 18 and Sat Jan 19 William Hawkins’ Ferris Wheel in William Hawkins: An Imaginative Geography @ Figge Art Museum – through December 30
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Jeanne O’Melia - Erica Parrott - David Turner,
exhibit of paintings and watercolors by O’Melia…
MidCoast Gallery West, Sat Dec 1 thru Thu Jan 31

Kathleen Washington, mixed-media exhibit; Wed.-
Sat. 11am-6pm; free; for information,… Midcoast at
Bucktown Gallery, Sat Dec 1 thru Thu Jan 31

Winter Wonderland, mid-winter exhibition; free; for
information, call 563-508-4630… Bereskin Gallery & Art
Academy, Wed Jan 2 thru Fri Jan 25

Linda Beuchting - Paul Nitsche - Corrine Smith, $1
for parking; for information, contact Dawn… Quad City
International Airport Gallery, Thu Jan 3 thru Thu Feb 28

Ben Blount: Typecast, Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. noon-
4pm; free; for information,… Morrissey Gallery, Galvin
Fine Arts Center - St. Ambrose University, Mon Jan 14
thru Thu Feb 28

A Family Album, exhibit of photo-micrographs from
the tree of… Catich Gallery - St. Ambrose University, Tue
Jan 15 thru Sat Feb 23

Currently on Display
Outlying Areas

Kristie R. Byrnes, at 419 Main Street; the first-ever
exhibit… Savanna Arts on Main, thru Sun Dec 9
Kinky Boots @ Adler Theatre – January 30
Gerb’s Gadgets by Steve Gerberich, exhibition in
Craft Café, adults are invited to join us at the library for W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru the Stanley Gallery; for information,… Muscatine Art
CONTINUED

VISUAL ARTS / Openings & Gallery various crafts; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Sun Dec 30 Center, thru Sun Dec 30
Events / November & December Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch,
3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary. William L. Hawkins: An Imaginative Geography, One Man, One War, One Hundred Years, Iowa artist
com, 2pm Sat Feb 16 the exhibit will include 52 of Hawkins’s most important Michael Wilson was inspired to… Cedar Rapids Museum
Final Friday at Bucktown, featuring a winter paintings and cover all of Hawkins’s favorite subject of Art, thru Sun Dec 30
ornament competition awards & music by the… matter, including cityscapes, landscapes, exotic places,
Bucktown Center for the Arts, 6pm Fri Dec 14 Exhibits & Shows animals, current events, historic scenes and religious Art in Roman Life, over 50 works, including coins, glass
scenes; the exhibition also will include one of his rare vessels,… Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, thru Thu Feb 28
Craft Café, adults are invited to join us at the library for Scott & Rock Island Counties freestanding sculptural assemblages; Tue.-Sat. 10am-
various crafts; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, 5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free with $4-7 Beyond the Prairie: Midwestern Art from the
Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch,
3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.
Currently on Display museum admission; for information, call 563-326-7804,
Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA,
Collection, thru Dec. 31; exhibit showcases the work
of artists inspired… Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, thru
com, 2pm Sat Dec 15 FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru Sun Dec 30 Thu Feb 28
Alison Filley: A Guide to Domestic Measurement
Holiday DIY, join us in making a customized holiday and Matthew Terry: Reconstructing the Rise of I-74 Mississippi River Bridge Virtual Reality Grant Wood: From Farm Boy to American Icon,
sign that you… East Moline Public Library, 6pm Mon Asymmetrical Skylines, exhibition of screen prints by Experience, through a creative collaboration, the Iowa the installation reflects the depth of the… Cedar Rapids
Dec 17 Filley of… Quad City Arts Center, thru Fri Nov 30 DOT… Bettendorf Public Library, thru Mon Dec 31 Museum of Art, thru Thu Feb 28

French Friday at the Figge, enjoy Figge exhibitions David Hast - Lori Miller, exhibit of ink and mixed Pam Ohnemus - Sri Rao - Quad City Woodturners Marvin Cone: An American Vision, a single-gallery
and activities until 9pm; free with $4-7 admission; for media; Wed.-Sat.… MidCoast Gallery West, thru Fri - Hot Glass Artisans, exhibit of paintings by Ohnemus exhibition that serves as an… Cedar Rapids Museum of
information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 Nov 30 and Rao, along… Quad City International Airport Gallery, Art, thru Thu Feb 28
W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 10am thru Mon Dec 31
Fri Dec 28 Glen Lowry, exhibit of serigraphs; Mon -Fri, 6am- Mauricio Lasansky: Master Printmaker, artistic
7:30pm, Sat,… MidCoast Centre Station Gallery, thru Regional Art Show, exhibit of original work by 25 takes on the venerated Iowa City… Cedar Rapids
French Modern Dinner, enjoy a special evening at the Fri Nov 30 Midwest… Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, thru Wed Museum of Art, thru Thu Feb 28
Figge with an elegant French dinner with friends and Jan 2
family; after dinner, join a docent-led tour in the galleries; Emma Farber Cunningham and Barbara Toner: Neo Rauch: Aus dem boden / From the Floor,
tours begin at 7pm; for information and reservations, Paintings & Glass, exhibit of paintings and fused French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950, an Rauch is one of the best-known artists… Des Moines Art
call 563-345-6647, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., glass; Wed.-Sat.… Midcoast at Bucktown Gallery, thru exhibit featuring 59 works drawn from the collection of Center, thru Sun Jan 6
Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm Fri Dec 28 Sat Dec 1 the Brooklyn Museum that chronicles one of the most
dynamic and beloved eras in the history of art; Tue.-Sat. Those Who Can: The Work of Teaching Artists, the
January & February Recent Works by Jason Frank and David Zahn: 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free with show features several types of media… Lonnie Eugene
Drawings & Ceramics, free; for information, contact $4-7 museum admission; for information, call 563-326- Stewart Art Gallery - Carl Sandburg College, thru Mon
Opening Reception: Winter Wonderland, held Zaiga Thorson at 309-796-5469… Black Hawk College 7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, Jan 14
in conjunction with the mid-winter exhibition; have a ArtSpace Gallery, thru Fri Dec 7 FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru Wed Jan 9
hot… Bereskin Gallery & Art Academy, 5:30pm Fri Jan 4 Iowa Artists 2018 -- Jen Bervin: River, Bervin was
Living Proof Exhibit: A Visualization of Hope, John Bloom: Close to Home, exhibition on the born and raised in Dubuque,… Des Moines Art Center,
Adult D.I.Y.: String Art Craft Night, String Art Craft exhibit features more than 50 pieces of art created renowned area artist; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am- thru Sun Jan 27
of your choice from several designs; materials… Silvis by cancer survivors in the tri-State area; Tue.-Sat. 9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free with $4-7 museum admission;
Public Library, 5:30pm Mon Jan 7 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum,
with $4-7 museum admission; for information, call 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru Classes
Craft Café, adults are invited to join us at the library for 563-326-7804 or e-mail livingproofexhibit@gmail. Sun Jan 13
various crafts; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, com, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, December
Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch, LivingProofExhibit.org, thru Sun Dec 9 Världen är Liten: The World is Small -- Modern
3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary. Swedish and Swedish American Works, thru Feb. Oil Painting Saturdays, with instructor Dave
com, 2pm Sat Jan 19 42,000 Years on the Same Block, exhibit of pictures 19; the exhibit highlights works in ATMA’s collections… Anderson; learn to see, draw, and understand… Bereskin
by Marty Harris; Mon.-Fri.… Catich Gallery - St. Ambrose Augustana College Teaching Museum of Art, thru Sat Gallery & Art Academy, 9:30am Sat Dec 1 thru Sat Dec
Q&A for Ben Blount: Typecast, free; for information, University, thru Fri Dec 14 Feb 9 29
contact Christopher Reno at 563-333-6444 or Catich@
sau.edu… Morrissey Gallery, Galvin Fine Arts Center - St.
Ambrose University, 4pm Thu Jan 24
Chicago Paintings, sharing works by Carla Markwart;
Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm,… Morrissey Gallery, Galvin Fine Arts
Opening This Winter Wire Wrapped Ring, with instructor Kaami William;
use wire to capture beads by… Beadology Iowa, 3pm
Center - St. Ambrose University, thru Fri Dec 14 Sat Dec 1
Reception for Ben Blount: Typecast, free; for Winter Nights, Winter Lights, the outdoor gardens
information, contact Christopher Reno at 563-333-6444 Rufino Tamayo, this grouping of seven prints is an will be in winter bloom this December… Quad City Wire Wrapping Stones 2.0, with instructor Cheryl
or Catich@sau.edu… Morrissey Gallery, Galvin Fine Arts outstanding representation of Tamayo’s large graphic Botanical Center, Sat Dec 1 thru Mon Dec 31 Weatherford; this is the second in a… Beadology Iowa,
Center - St. Ambrose University, 5pm Thu Jan 24 works, gifted to the Figge as a bequest from Dennis 10am Sat Dec 1
L. and Patricia A. Miller, well-known supporters of Glenn Boyles, exhibit of drawings and paintings; Mon
Opening Reception: Works by Kenneth Quad City Arts, Ballet Quad Cities, and many other -Fri,… MidCoast Centre Station Gallery, Sat Dec 1 thru Pearl Knotting through Kirkwood Community
Cunningham & Brian Schulz, free; for information, organizations; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Thu Jan 31 College Continuing Education, with instructor Karen
call 309-793-1213… Quad City Arts Center, 7pm Fri Feb 8 Sun. noon-5pm; free with $4-7 museum admission; for Kubby; everyone needs a classic string of… Beadology
information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 Iowa, 1pm Mon Dec 3
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DANCE Creation Studio Drop-In: Retro Button Making,

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VISUAL ARTS / Classes / December for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@
bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm
Ballet Quad Cities’ The Nutcracker Mon Jan 14

Saturday, December 8, 2:30 & 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, December 9, 2:30 p.m. Creation Studio Drop-In: Washi Tape Ornaments, Creation Studio Drop-In: Sharpie Art, for
for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@ information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@
@ Adler Theatre, 136 East Third Street, Davenport, IA bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm
Mon Dec 3 Mon Jan 21

O ne of the area’s most adored holiday tradi-
tions returns to Davenport’s Adler Theatre
on December 8 and 9 when the professional tal-
Holiday Christmas Craft for Teens and Adults, join
Ms. Jade to create a festive holiday craft; create… River
Dream Catchers, join us for a fun winter craft making
dream catchers; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
ents of Ballet Quad Cities perform Tchaikovsky’s Valley District Library, 5pm Mon Dec 3 Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000
Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm
holiday dance classic The Nutcracker, an event
Winter Wonder Globe, make a winter-themed globe Fri Jan 25
boasting new choreography by Artistic Director perfect for gift giving or to… Rock Island Public Library -
Courtney Lyon, live musical accompaniment by 30/31 Branch, 5:30pm Wed Dec 5 Creation Studio Drop-In: Paper Daisies, for
Orchestra Iowa, and the return of Domingo Rubio, information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@
famed for playing the title character in the com- Art-to-Go with the Figge, for information, call bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm
pany’s October presentations of Dracula. 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com… Mon Jan 28
Adapted from the 1816 story by E.T. A. Hoffman Bettendorf Public Library, Sat Dec 8 thru Sat Dec 15
Ballet Quad Cities’ The Nutcracker –
and debuting as a two-act ballet in 1892, The Nut- February
cracker tells of the magical adventures of Clara, a December 8 and 9 Trillium CRAW Earrings, with instructor Karen
Kubby; make these three-sided beaded earrings with…
young girl who falls asleep on Christmas Eve and dreams of an enchanted world filled with larger-than- Beadology Iowa, 10am Sat Dec 8 Artist in Residence: Marie Stephens Art, for
life mice, ambulatory toys, dancers from all continents, an ethereal Sugar Plum Fairy, and much, much information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@
more. With Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky contributing perhaps the richest and most instantly recognizable Creation Studio Drop-In: 3D Paper Snowflakes, bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library,
of his compositions, The Nutcracker has been a holiday perennial worldwide for generations and has for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@ 10am Fri Feb 1 thru Fri Feb 15
been the subject of innumerable film and TV adaptations, with familiar portions of its score referenced bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm
in everything from Disney’s Fantasia to The Simpsons to Grand Theft Auto V. Mon Dec 10 Card Making with Donna Banta, Banta will show
Rubio will assume the role of Clara’s godfather, the mysterious toymaker and magician Herr Dross- us how to craft cards with a… Silvis Public Library, 1pm
Christmas Tree Art, a Southwest Craft Night event; Sat Feb 2
elmeyer, and also share lead-dancer duties in the Arabian-dance segment opposite company member
free; for information, call 309-732-7338… Rock Island
Mica Ward. Clara herself will be danced, in alternating presentations, by Maelah Golden and Ava Har- Public Library - Southwest Branch, 6pm Tue Dec 11 Creation Studio Drop-In: Valentine’s Day Origami
rington, with another pair of young performers – Oliver Klipsch and Malachi Squires – portraying the Garland, for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail
Nutcracker Prince over the ballet’s two acts. Meghan Phillips, meanwhile, portrays the tale’s ethereal DIY Brick Bookends, make a colorful bookend for info@bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library,
Sugar Plum Fairy, and with numerous area schoolchildren participating in this year’s Nutcracker pre- yourself with our free craft… Rock Island Public Library - 3pm Mon Feb 4
sentations – among them four student dancers of Quad Cities Ballet Folklorico who will perform the 30/31 Branch, 6pm Wed Dec 12
Spanish-dance segment with Aubrey Clayton – there will be featured dances with Ballet Quad Cities’ Creation Studio Drop-In: Pop-Up Greeting Cards,
other resident company members: Marie Buser, Lauren Carmen, Ashley Coffin, Andrew Erickson, Winter Book Arts Academy: Screen Printing, for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@
a hands-on workshop series offering community bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm
and Sage Feldges.
members an opportunity to learn more about book Mon Feb 11
Ballet Quad Cities’ The Nutcracker will be performed at the Adler Theatre at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. arts and how to create them; free; for information, call
on December 8 and 2:30 p.m. on December 9, and tickets are $11-36. Following the Saturday-night 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Main, 321 Main Valentine Treat Pillow Boxes, an activity in the
performance, audiences are also invited to join the dancers and Orchestra Iowa musicians for an Street, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4:30pm Southwest Craft Night series; materials supplied;… Rock
“afterglow party” in the lobby of the neighboring Hotel Blackhawk. For tickets, call (800)745-3000; for Thu Dec 13 Island Public Library - Southwest Branch, 6pm Tue Feb
more information, call (309)786-3779 or visit AdlerTheatre.com or BalletQuadCities.com. 12
Creation Studio Drop-In: Altered Book Poetry,
for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@ SEW Much Fun: Fidget Quilt, sew a small project to

VISUAL ARTS
bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm be donated to memory care… Rock Island Public Library
Mon Dec 17 - Downtown Library, 5:30pm Thu Feb 14

DIY Ornaments, use your out-of-school time to create Winter Book Arts Academy: Paper-Cutting
Världen är Liten: The World Is Small – your own ornaments; free; for information, call 563-326- Hearts, a hands-on workshop series offering
7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, community members an opportunity to learn more
Modern Swedish and Swedish American Works 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, about book arts and how to create them; free; for
2pm Thu Dec 20 information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
Thursday, November 29, through Saturday, February 9 @ Augustana College Teaching - Main, 321 Main Street, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.
Museum of Art, 3703 Seventh Avenue, Rock Island, IL Creation Studio Drop-In: DIY Confetti Popper, com, 4:30pm Thu Feb 14
for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@

P resented in partnership with the Figge Art bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm Creation Studio Drop-In, for information, call
Mon Dec 31 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com…
Museum’s current exhibition French Mod-
Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm Mon Feb 25
erns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950, the Augus-
tana College Teaching Museum of Art showcases January
artistic creations from the same 100-year period
in Världen är Liten: The World Is Small – Modern Art-to-Go with the Figge, for information, call
Swedish and Swedish American Works, an 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com…
exhibit (running through February 9) highlighting Bettendorf Public Library, 10am Sat Jan 5
works in the museum’s collection made by Swed-
ish and Swedish-American artists. Creation Studio Residency: Michael Stevens,
for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@
Celebrating the works of talents whose art and bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library, 11am
practice brought them into dialogue with Parisian Sven Birger Sandzén’s Creek at Moonrise in Sat Jan 5
Modernism, Världen är Liten: The World Is Small
Världen är Liten: The World is Small thru Feb. 9
allows viewers to dig deeply into artistic mediums Creation Studio Drop-In: Finishing 3D Prints,
such as painting, drawing, lithographs, wood cuttings, carving, scultpure, and more, enabling patrons for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@
to think about the works in dialogue with those on view at the Figge. Kai Swanson, Augustana’s Spe- bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm
cial Assistant to the President, says, “Världen är Liten is a natural complement to the Figge’s French Mon Jan 7
Moderns, since many of the prominent artists in Swedish modernism actually studied with artists like
Snowman Coaster Craft, an activity in the Southwest
Henri Matisse in Paris before bringing those ideas north for examination through a more Scandinavian Craft Night series; materials supplied;… Rock Island
lens.” Swanson adds that a collection donated to Augustana by Sam and Ann Charters and curated Public Library - Southwest Branch, 6pm Tue Jan 8
by Dr. Claire Kovacs, the museum’s director, showcases the important impact of French artists on a
generation of Swedish-American artists. SEW Much Fun: Mittens, sew a small project with
Thirty Swedish and Swedish-American talents are represented in the exhibition: Eva Bagge, August our do-it-yourself project night; materials… Rock Island
Berg, Oskar Bergman, Lars Boethius, Gideon Borje, Anders Clausen, Siri Derkert, Sven “X-et” Erixson, Public Library - Downtown Library, 5:30pm Thu Jan 10
Axel Fahlcrantz, Axel Fridell, Maria Froberg, Greta Gerell, Charles Haag, Eric Hallstrom, Julius Lars
Hoftrup, Gottfried Kallstenius, Oscar Keen, Nils Krueger, Axel Kulle, Carl Larsson, Gustav Gerhart Winter Book Arts Academy: Zines, a hands-on
workshop series offering community members an
Lundgren, Ruth Milles, Vera Nilsson, Helmer Osslund, Georg Pauli, Gosta Sandels, Sven Birger San- opportunity to learn more about book arts and how to
dzén, Axel Torneman, Carl Wilhelmson, and Anders Zorn. Says Swanson, “Augustana is very pleased create them; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
to share these works with its home community.” Davenport Public Library - Main, 321 Main Street,
Världen är Liten: The World Is Small – Modern Swedish and Swedish American Works will be on Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4:30pm Thu Jan
display at the Augustana College Teaching Museum of Art through February 9, regular museum hours 10
are Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m., and admission is free. For more information, call CINCH World’s Toughest Rodeo @
(309)794-7469 or visit Augustana.edu/artmuseum. TaxSlayer Center – January 18 and 19
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Jason Vieaux, public concert with the American
Calls For Entry classical guitarist and Quad City… Davenport Central
High School Performing Arts Center, 3pm Sat Dec 8
Winter Ornament Contest at Bucktown, sponsored
by MidCoast Fine Arts; ornaments be… Bucktown RiverBend Bronze Holiday Concert, seasonal
Center for the Arts, thru Sat Dec 1 performance with the area ensemble; free-will offerings
appreciated… St. John’s United Methodist Church, 2pm
32nd Riverssance Festival of Fine Art, seeking Sat Dec 8
artists for the premiere fine arts festival located …
MidCoast Fine Arts, Mon Dec 10 thru Sat Feb 9 Windy City Dueling Pianos, high-energy live music
played on two pianos by highly skilled… The Circa ‘21
Speakeasy, 8pm Sat Dec 8

MUSIC Quad City Wind Ensemble Holiday Concert,
seasonal performance with the area ensemble; free…
Concerts Galvin Fine Arts Center, 3pm Sun Dec 9

Scott & Rock Island Counties BHC Community Orchestra Concert, free; for
information, contact Jon Palomaki at 309-796-5478 or
November & December palomakij@bhc.edu… United Township High School,
7:30pm Mon Dec 10

Blue Christmas: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Holiday BHC Community Chorale, free; for information,
Extravagana, at 1 & 7:15pm; Elvis Presley hits and contact Jon Palomaki at 309-796-5478 or palomakij@
holiday favorites performed by Robert Shaw… Circa ‘21 bhc.edu… Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, 7pm
Dinner Playhouse, Thu Nov 29 Thu Dec 13

Moeller Nights: Joe Gorgeous, concert with the Home Free: A Country Christmas, seasonal concert
Fort Worth-based indie rockers, featuring an opening… with the country-music vocal group; $19.50-249.50; for
Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 7pm Thu tickets,… Adler Theatre, 8pm Thu Dec 13
Nov 29
Lessons & Carols, at 4 & 8pm; annual event presents
The Smoking Popes, concert with the touring the story of Christ’s birth in readings and music, with the
pop-punk musicians, featuring an opening set… The Augustana Chamber Singers; free; for information, call
Redstone Room, 7:30pm Thu Nov 29 309-794-7306, Ascension Chapel, Augustana College,
3701 7th Ave., Rock Island IL, Augustana.edu/arts, Thu
Brown Bag Lunch: David G Smith, for information, Dec 13
call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.
com… Bettendorf Public Library, noon Fri Nov 30 Born Ruffians @ Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel – December 11 A Nova Christmas, the professional vocal ensemble
Nova Singers presents an evening of traditional and
Lessons & Carols, a sacred concert celebrating the contemporary songs of the season; under the direction
Advent and Christmas season, featuring… Christ the BHC Student Piano Recital, free; for information, bhc.edu… First Congregational Church - Moline, 7:30pm of Dr. Laura L. Lane; $15-18, students free; for information
King Chapel - St. Ambrose University, 7pm Fri Nov 30 contact Jon Palomaki at 309-796-5478 or palomakij@ Thu Dec 6 and tickets, call 309-341-7038, St. Paul Lutheran Church
bhc.edu, Deere-Wiman Carriage House, 817 11th Ave., - Davenport, 2136 Brady St., Davenport IA, NovaSingers.
Christmas at Augustana, at 2 & 7pm; 11th-annual Moline IL, BHC.edu, 7:30pm Mon Dec 3 Jason Vieaux, performance with the American com, 7:30pm Fri Dec 14
event in which 300 student musicians take the stage, classical guitarist and Quad City Arts… West Music Quad
featuring performances by the Augustana Brass Jason Vieaux, performance with the American Cities, 6pm Thu Dec 6 Brown Bag Lunch: Liv Carrow, for information, call
Ensemble, Ascension Ringers, Augustana Symphony classical guitarist and Quad City Arts… Eldridge Library, 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com…
Orchestra, Augustana Choir, Augustana Concert Chorale, 6pm Mon Dec 3 Jon Wayne & the Pain, concert with the reggae Bettendorf Public Library, noon Fri Dec 14
and Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble; $11-21; for information, rockers, featuring an opening set by… The Redstone
call 309-794-7306, Centennial Hall, Augustana College, BHC Community Band Concert, in Building 4, second Room, 8pm Thu Dec 6 RiverBend Bronze Handbell Ensemble, December’s
3703 7th Ave., Rock Island IL, Augustana.edu/arts, Sat floor, Hawk’s Nest; free; for information, contact… Black Noon-Day Concert Series’ installment will get everyone
Dec 1 Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 7:30pm Tue Dec 4 Lindsey Stirling, concert with the violinist, dancer, in the… Moline Public Library, noon Fri Dec 14
performance artist, and composer on her… TaxSlayer
Quad City Symphony Orchestra Masterworks III: Cirque Musica Holiday Presents Wonderland, Center, 7:30pm Thu Dec 6 Samantha Fish, concert with the blues and roots-rock
Celebrating Bernstein’s Centennial, our Centennial a fun-filled concert experience for the whole family singer/songwriter, featuring an opening… The Redstone
Celebration of Leonard Bernstein will explore the featuring the… TaxSlayer Center, 7pm Tue Dec 4 An Ambrosian Christmas, concert with the Chorale, Room, 8pm Fri Dec 14
nature… Adler Theatre, 8pm Sat Dec 1 Chamber Singers, Symphonic Band, SAU-Chamber
Jason Vieaux, performance with the American classical Orchestra,… Galvin Fine Arts Center, 7pm Fri Dec 7 The Manny Lopez Big Band, Lopez and his 13 piece
Quad City Symphony Orchestra Masterworks III: guitarist and Quad City Arts Visiting… Rock Island Public big band will be playing… The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 6pm
Celebrating Bernstein’s Centennial, our Centennial Library - Downtown Library, noon Tue Dec 4 Cole Swindell & Dustin Lynch, country superstars Fri Dec 14
Celebration of Leonard Bernstein will explore the perform with special guest Lauren Alaina on their…
nature of love with Concertmaster Naha Greenholtz Jason Vieaux, performance with the American TaxSlayer Center, 7:15pm Fri Dec 7 One Voice: A Christmas Celebration, wth over 200
in “Serenade (after Plato’s Symposium)” Principal classical guitarist and Quad City Arts Visiting Artist; volunteers representing over 50 Quad City churches,…
Clarinetist Daniel Won will make his QCSO solo debut free; for information, call Quad City Arts at 309-793- Minus Six, concert with the guitar-less pop/rock band; TaxSlayer Center, 7pm Fri Dec 14 and Sat Dec 15
with the energetic and syncopated “Clarinet Sonata,” 1213, Davenport Public Library - Main, 321 Main Street, $8 adv / $10 day… The Redstone Room, 8pm Fri Dec 7
and beloved selections from “West Side Story” and “On Davenport IA, QuadCityArts.com/vas, 10am Wed Dec 5 Bass Banger Vol. 1, presented by PMMP, vended by
the Town” will have you dancing in the aisles; $10-41; for SAU Music Department Piano Festival Concert, all East Village Vape Cafe; $3… Rock Island Supper Club,
tickets and information, call 563-322-7276, Centennial BHC Holiday Choral Concert, free; for information, campus music groups gather to celebrate the Christmas 8pm Sat Dec 15
Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island IL, contact Jon Palomaki at 309-796-5478 or palomakij@ season;… Galvin Fine Arts Center, 7pm Fri Dec 7
QCSO.org, 2pm Sun Dec 2
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SAU Music Department Piano Festival Concert, for
MUSIC / Concerts / Scott & Rock Island information, call 563-333-6251… Galvin Fine Arts Center,
Counties / November & December 7:30pm Fri Jan 25 thru Sat Jan 26

Flatfoot 56, concert with the Celtic punk musicians
Polyrhythms’ Third Sunday Jazz Workshop & in support of their… The Redstone Room, 8:30pm Sat
Matinee Series: Laurence Hobgood, featuring a Jan 26
3pm Jazz Demystifying Workshop ($5 for adults, free
for… The Redstone Room, 3pm Sun Dec 16 February
The Oak Ridge Boys, Grammy winners and Country
Music Hall of Fame members in… Adler Theatre, 7:30pm Casual Classics Concert: To Be Sung About Water,
Thu Dec 20 in Madsen Hall; with Nathan Windt, baritone, and Marian
Lee, piano;… Galvin Fine Arts Center, 5pm Fri Feb 1
Bucktown Revue, a quintessentially Quad Cities show
featuring premier Midwestern singer/songwriters and… Quad City Symphony Orchestra Masterworks
Nighswander Theatre, 7pm Fri Dec 21 IV: Mahler’s 9th Symphony, the QCSO continues its
grand tradition of presenting the Masterworks… Adler
All Sweat Productions Presents: The Godfather & Theatre, 8pm Sat Feb 2
Queen of Soul, local musicians perform a New Year’s
Eve tribute to James Brown… The Redstone Room, 9pm Windy City Dueling Pianos, high-energy live music
Mon Dec 31 played on two pianos by highly skilled… The Circa ‘21
Speakeasy, 8pm Sat Feb 2
Final Say, New Year’s Eve concert with the Chicago
band performing songs that range from the latest Top 40 Quad City Symphony Orchestra Masterworks
hits to classics that always bring an audience to their feet; IV: Mahler’s 9th Symphony, the QCSO continues
free; for information, call 844-852-4FUN, Rhythm City its grand tradition of presenting the Masterworks of
Casino Resort Event Center, 7077 Elmore Ave., Davenport Gustav Mahler with “Symphony No. 9”; completed
IA, RhythmCityCasino.com, 9:30pm Mon Dec 31 shortly before his death, this four-movement work is
often considered both his farewell and his most deeply
Remember the King: Elvis Through the Years, personal score; this expansive symphony of profound
Robert Shaw and his musicians perform three separate introspection is some of Mahler’s most spiritual and
acts that… Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, 7:30pm Mon heartfelt music; $10-41; for tickets and information, call
Dec 31
Samantha Fish @ The Redstone Room – December 14 563-322-7276, Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703
7th Ave., Rock Island IL, QCSO.org, 2pm Sun Feb 3
January Chamber Music Quad Cities: The Recital, concert
Davenport Public Library - Main, 321 Main Street,
Davenport IA, QuadCityArts.com/vas, 10am Sat Jan 19 Tony Sconyers Sings Nat King Cole, a concert in the
with the ensemble under Artistic Directors Greg & Tom… Tuneful Tuesdays series; bring your lunch… Rock Island
Kent Burnside & Matthew Curry, a co-billed concert Unitarian Church of Davenport, 7:30pm Sun Jan 13 Polyrhythms’ Third Sunday Jazz Workshop & Public Library - Downtown Library, noon Tue Feb 5
with the acclaimed blues musicians; $10 adv… The Matinee Series, featuring a 3pm Jazz Demystifying
Redstone Room, 8pm Fri Jan 4 The Moxie Strings, performance with the Celtic Workshop ($5 for adults, free for… The Redstone Room, The Manny Lopez Big Band, Lopez and his 13 piece
bluegrass duo Diana Ladio and Alison… West Music 3pm Sun Jan 20 big band will be playing… The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 6pm
Two Step: A Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds Quad Cities, 6pm Wed Jan 16 Fri Feb 8
Tribute with Dirty Water Boys, join Tanner and Zack The Moxie Strings, performance with the
as they celebrate DMB’s music in… The Redstone Room, The Moxie Strings: PASS Event, performance with Celtic bluegrass duo Diana Ladio and Alison Lynn, Brown Bag Lunch Concert, for information, call
8pm Sat Jan 5 the Celtic bluegrass duo Diana Ladio and Alison… Black performing locally as Quad City Arts Visiting Artists; 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com…
Hawk State Historical Site’s Watch Tower Lodge, 6:30pm free; for information, call Quad City Arts at 309-793- Bettendorf Public Library, noon Fri Feb 15
WVIK/QCSO Signature Series I: Ravel & Debussy, Thu Jan 17 1213, Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Street, Moline IL,
in the Figge Cafe; featuring Naha Greenholtz on violin, QuadCityArts.com/vas, 3pm Mon Jan 21 Bucktown Revue, a quintessentially Quad Cities show
Hannah Holman on cello, and Rene Lecuona on piano; Bucktown Revue, a quintessentially Quad Cities show featuring premier Midwestern singer/songwriters and…
$10-25; for tickets and information, call 563-322-7276, featuring premier Midwestern singer/songwriters and… The Moxie Strings, concert with the Celtic bluegrass Nighswander Theatre, 7pm Fri Feb 15
Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, QCSO. Nighswander Theatre, 7pm Fri Jan 18 duo Diana Ladio and Alison… Bettendorf High School
org, 7:30pm Sat Jan 5 Performing Arts Center, 7pm Thu Jan 24 The Human Heart, the professional vocal ensemble
38 Special, concert with the platinum-selling Southern Nova Singers presents songs of love, loss, and
Quad City Symphony Orchestra Brass/String rockers in their fifth decade of performance; $35-55; for Brown Bag Lunch: Melanie Devaney, for inspiration, including a powerful series of traditional
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your lunch… Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Casino Resort Event Center, 7077 Elmore Ave., Davenport bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library, Dr. Laura L. Lane; $15-18, students free; for information
Library, noon Tue Jan 8 IA, RhythmCityCasino.com, 8pm Sat Jan 19 noon Fri Jan 25 and tickets, call 309-341-7038, St. Paul Lutheran Church
- Davenport, 2136 Brady St., Davenport IA, NovaSingers.
The Manny Lopez Big Band, Lopez and his 13 piece The Moxie Strings, performance with the Celtic Giallows - Waking Robots - Kahlefum - Dead com, 4pm Sun Feb 17
big band will be playing… The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 6pm bluegrass duo Diana Ladio and Alison Lynn, performing Ginger, quadruple-headliner concert with the
Fri Jan 11 locally as Quad City Arts Visiting Artists; free; for alternative rockers; $10; for tickets and information,… Polyrhythms’ Third Sunday Jazz Workshop &
information, call Quad City Arts at 309-793-1213, The Redstone Room, 8pm Fri Jan 25 Matinee Series, featuring a 3pm Jazz Demystifying
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Christmas Kaleidoscope, join Timber Lake Playhouse
MUSIC / Concerts / Scott & Rock performers for a “Branson-style” show with… Henry’s
Island Counties / February Double K, Thu Dec 13 thru Sun Dec 16

A Nova Christmas, the professional vocal ensemble
Workshop ($5 for adults, free for… The Redstone Room, Nova Singers presents an evening of traditional and
3pm Sun Feb 17 contemporary songs of the season; under the direction
of Dr. Laura L. Lane; $15-18, students free; for information
Aaron Kamm & the One Drops, concert with the St. and tickets, call 309-341-7038, First Lutheran Church -
Louis-based reggae musicians, featuring an opening… Galesburg, 364 E. Water St., Galesburg IL, NovaSingers.
The Redstone Room, 9pm Fri Feb 22 com, 7:30pm Sat Dec 15

St. Ambrose University Winter Vocal Concert, Kristin Chenoweth: A New Year’s Eve Gala, holiday
beautiful music exploring the senses by the University concert with the Tony- and Emmy-winning chanteuse
Chorale, Chamber… Galvin Fine Arts Center, 7:30pm Fri and TV… Hancher Auditorium, 9:30pm Mon Dec 31
Feb 22

James Taylor & Bonnie Raitt, concert with the
January & February
legendary, Grammy winning folk singer/songwriter,
featuring chart-topping,… TaxSlayer Center, 7:30pm The Moxie Strings, performance with the Celtic
Sat Feb 23 bluegrass duo Diana Ladio and Alison… Wesley United
Methodist Church, 7pm Fri Jan 18
WVIK/QCSO Signature Series II: German Giants,
featuring Naha Greenholtz on violin and Marian Lee on The Moxie Strings, performance with the Celtic
piano; $10-25; for tickets and information, call 563-322- bluegrass duo Diana Ladio and Alison… Frances Banta
7276, Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7th Ave., 38 Special @ Rhythm City Casino Resort – January 19 Waggoner Community Library, 6pm Tue Jan 22
Rock Island IL, QCSO.org, 7:30pm Sat Feb 23
Tonic Sol-fa, one of the leading forces in the world of
Christmas at Heritage Center: An Evening of
Outlying Areas Lessons & Carols, annual Advent concert presentation
Mattingly and… Coralville Center for the Performing
Arts, Sat Dec 1
vocal… Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, 7:30pm
Thu Jan 24
featuring the University of Dubuque’s Concert…
November & December University of Dubuque’s Heritage Center, 7:30pm Fri Arise, Shine! A Service of Lessons & Carols, the Tre Voci, violist Kim Kashkashian, flautist Marina
Nov 30 program will feature more than 140 musicians including Piccinini, and harpist Sivan Magen… Hancher
House of Hamill, concert with the Philadelphia-based The… Iowa Wesleyan College Chapel, 7pm Sun Dec 2 Auditorium, 7:30pm Thu Jan 24
Celtic musicians; 6pm potluck dinner, 7pm… Bishop Hill The Canadian Brass: Christmas Time Is Here, led
Creative Commons, 7pm Thu Nov 29 by co-founding member Chuck Daellenbach on tuba, Jason Vieaux, performance with the American classical Everclear, concert with the Portland-based rockers;
the quintet… Hancher Auditorium, 7:30pm Fri Nov 30 guitarist and Quad City Arts… Frances Banta Waggoner $25-60; for tickets and information,… Riverside Casino
Jason Vieaux, performance with the American Community Library, 5pm Wed Dec 5 Event Center, 8pm Fri Jan 25
classical guitarist and Quad City Arts… Muscatine Art Arise, Shine! A Service of Lessons & Carols, the
Center, 5:30pm Thu Nov 29 program will feature more than 140 musicians including Melissa Etheridge: The Holiday Show, concert with Orchestra Iowa: Art Through Music, for information
The… Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, 4pm Sat Dec 1 the chart-topping, Grammy- and Oscar-winning pop and and tickets, call 319-366-8203… Coralville Center for the
Sing-Along Messiah, sing along with Handel’s rock… Riverside Casino Event Center, 8pm Sat Dec 8 Performing Arts, 7:30pm Fri Jan 25
beloved oratorio; conductor Ed Kottick brings… Jeff Brown, concert with the touring country musician;
Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, 7:30pm Thu 6pm potluck, 7pm concert;… Ca D’Zan, 7pm Sat Dec 1 Steve Earle & the Dukes, the Grammy-winning Bella Electric Strings: Femmes of Rock, the touring
Nov 29 musicians will perform “Copperhead Road” in its ensemble performs the music of AC/DC, ELO, Queen,
Star of Wonder: An Original Christmas entirety followed… Stephen Sondheim Center for the Led… University of Dubuque’s Heritage Center, 7:30pm
Celebration, at 2 & 7:30pm; holiday concerts with Joe Performing Arts, 7:30pm Thu Dec 13 Fri Feb 1

MUSIC THEATRE
Quad City Symphony Orchestra Masterworks III: Quad City Music Guild’s Miracle in Bedford Falls
Celebrating Berstein’s Centennial Thursday, November 29, through Sunday, December 2 @ Prospect Park
Sat, Dec 1, 8 p.m. @ Adler Theatre, 136 East Third Street, Davenport, IA; Sun Dec 2, 2 p.m. Auditorium, 1584 34th Avenue, Moline, IL
@ Augustana College’s Centennial Hall, 3703 Seventh Avenue, Rock Island IL

I n presenting the third of its six Masterworks concerts
during the 2018-19 season, the Quad City Symphony
W ith its latest musical described by Bold Life
magazine as “some kind of wonderful” and
by the Asheville Citizen-Times as “an old-fash-
Orchestra celebrates not only the ensemble’s 104th year ioned holiday greeting card come to life,” Quad
of performance, but the 100th birthday of a composing and City Music Guild brings a timeless holiday treat to
conducting in the December 1 and 2 concert event Cele-
the stage in its November 29 through December 2
brating Bernstein’s Centennial, with the program of Leonard
Bernstein works featuring special solos for Concertmas-
run of Miracle in Bedford Falls, a brand-new the-
ter Naha Greenholtz on violin and Daniel Won on clarinet. atrical imagining of the Frank Capra classic It’s a
Canadian violinist Greenholtz was born in Kyoto, Japan, Wonderful Life.
where she began her musical studies at age three. Since Capra’s 1947 film, the Hollywood landmark and
her solo debut at 14, concerto appearances include TV perennial starring James Stewart and Donna
engagements with the Vancouver, Madison, Quad City, Naha Greenholtz in the QCSO’s Masterworks III Reed, takes center stage in this new musical
Burnaby, Kelowna, and National Repertory Orchestras in
Steve Trainor and Patrick Downing in Miracle in
– December 1 and 2 entertainment with a book by Mark Cabaniss and
works ranging from Bach to Stravinsky. She has also has Bedford Falls – November 29 thru December 2
music and lyrics by Lowell Alexander. As Miracle
participated in prominent music festivals throughout the U.S. and Europe, including at Maine’s Kneisel Hall, New Mexico’s
Taos, Italy’s Spoleto, Switzerland’s Lucerne, and the New York String Orchestra Seminar at Carnegie Hall. Greenholtz has
in Bedford Falls opens, our hero George Bailey has spent his entire life giving of himself to the people
also had an active career as an orchestra musician. In addition to her duties as Concertmaster of both the QCSO and the of Bedford Falls and watching his dreams of travel and adventure pass him by. Despite having a loving
Madison Symphony Orchestra, her performance highlights include guest concertmaster appearances with the Oregon wife and children, George believes that life has not been kind, and with a scandal looming, the man
Symphony, Calgary Philharmonic, National Ballet of Canada, Omaha Symphony, and Memphis Symphony, among many plans to end his life on Christmas Eve. Enter Clarence, a guardian angel who shows George what the
others. world would have been like if he’d never been born. As the Citizen-Times wrote of this charming, funny,
One of Chicago’s most-sought after clarinetists, Won is currently leading a versatile music career as performer and and tune-filled musical, “It’s risky business taking such a beloved film and bringing it to life, but this
educator. A member of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra since 2016 and also a clarinetist for the Music of the Baroque show pulls it off with heartwarming success, adding effective original songs and dance along the way.”
Orchestra in Chicago, he is a frequent guest artist with some of the premier ensembles in the Midwest, including Chicago
Serving as Miracle in Bedford Falls’ director is Music Guild veteran John Weigandt, whose previous
Symphony’s MusicNOW, Joffrey Ballet, Chicago Sinfonietta, Chicago Opera Theater, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, and Elgin
Symphony Orchestra. Won has also performed with the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Chamber Musicians,
productions for the theatre have included such producions as My Favorite Year and the holiday presen-
Alabama Symphony, Las Vegas Philharmonic, Grand Rapids Symphony, Chicago Jazz Orchestra, and Civic Orchestra of tation A Christmas Survival Guide. Patrick Downing, who portrayed Inspector Javert in Music Guild’s
Chicago, and in addition to his orchestral and chamber-music career, he has appeared as soloist with various orchestras 2014 Les Misérables, plays George Bailey, with Megan Warren as George’s wife Mary and Steve Trainor
around the country, including Pacific Symphony Orchestra, Colorado Springs Festival Orchestra, and UCLA Philharmonia as the angel Clarence Oddbody.
Orchestra. More than two dozen additional area talents, meanwhile, compose the show’s ensemble: Roger
In the group’s latest Masterworks repertoire, the Quad City Symphony Orchestra’s centennial celebration of Leonard Akers, Victoria Beale, Crystal Clark, Evan Clark, Lydia Clark, Lillian Cobert, Jordan Dodd, Lillian Fincher,
Bernstein will explore the nature of love with Greenholtz in Serenade (after Plato’s Symposium), while Won will make his Susan Granet, Tyler Henning, Melodie Hoffman, Alex King, Breanna Maddelein, Gillian McMahon,
QCSO solo debut with Bernstein’s energetic and syncopated Clarinet Sonata. Rounding out the program are beloved selec-
Stevee Morehead, Terri Nelson, John Donald O’Shea, Jackie Patterson, Eva Powell, Michael Schmidt,
tions from the musical classics West Side Story and On the Town designed to leave both the orchestra’s and Bernstein’s
fans dancing in the aisles.
Jack Strenlaw, George Swift, Joseph Thomas, Philip Tunnicliff, Thomas Weigandt, and Amber Whitaker.
The Quad City Symphony Orchestra’s Celebrating Berstein’s Centennial performances will be held at the Adler Theatre Miracle in Bedford Falls runs November 29 through December 2 with performances at 7:30 p.m.
at 8 p.m. on December 1 and at Augustana College’s Centennial Hall at 2 p.m. on December 2, admission is $8-62 on Sat- Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $11-16, and more information and
urday and $8-39 on Sunday, and more information and tickets are available by calling (563)322-7276 or visiting QCSO.org. tickets are available by calling (309)762-0330 or visiting QCMusicGuild.com.
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Banda Magda, at 6:30 & 9:30pm; from samba to - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport
French chanson, from Greek folk tunes to… Hancher IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6pm Mon Feb 11
Auditorium, 9pm Sat Feb 2
Trax from the Stax, a music-listening program
Dennis DeYoung, concert with one of the founding designed to provide the opportunity to share…
members of Styx and… Riverside Casino Event Center, Bettendorf Public Library, 7:30pm Thu Feb 21
8pm Fri Feb 8
Inside the Music: QCSO Masterworks V, join QCSO
Rahim AlHaj & His String Ensemble: Letters Music Director Mark Russell Smith in an exploration…
from Iraq, AlHaj and his string quintet will play his Hotel Blackhawk, 4:45pm Thu Feb 28
composition created… Hancher Auditorium, 7:30pm
Sat Feb 16

The Human Heart, the professional vocal ensemble LITERARY ARTS
Nova Singers presents songs of love, loss, and
inspiration, including a powerful series of traditional Readings & Discussions
tribal songs from South Africa; under the direction of
Dr. Laura L. Lane; $15-18, students free; for information November & December
and tickets, call 309-341-7038, First Lutheran Church -
Galesburg, 364 E. Water St., Galesburg IL, NovaSingers.
com, 7:30pm Sat Feb 16 Book ‘em Mystery Book Club, free; for information,
call 309-524-2440… Moline Public Library, 6:30pm Thu
We Shall Overcome: A Celebration of Dr. Martin Nov 29
Luther King, Jr. featuring Damien Sneed, the vocalist,
multi-instrumentalist, composer, and conductor delves Open Mic Night: Wits & Words, an open-mic night
deeply into the full… Hancher Auditorium, 7:30pm Thu for poets; the event will showcase the… Moline Public
Feb 21 Library, 5:30pm Thu Nov 29

Russian National Orchestra, founded in 1990 by Wits and Words Open Mic, held in the Java Lab Cafe;
pianist and conductor Mikhail Pletnev, the… Hancher free; for information, call 309-524-2470… Moline Public
Auditorium, 7:30pm Sat Feb 23 Library, 5:30pm Thu Nov 29

Nanowrimo Closing Celebration, held in
Special Events conjunction with National Novel Writing Month
(NaNoWriMo); free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
November & December Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch,
3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.
Inside the Music: QCSO Masterworks III, join QCSO com, 3pm Sat Dec 1
Music Director Mark Russell Smith in an exploration…
Hotel Blackhawk, 4:45pm Thu Nov 29 Caught Reading at the Silvis Public Library,
throughout the month, when you visit the… Silvis Public
Afterglow: QCSO Masterworks III, held immediately Library, Sat Dec 1 thru Sat Dec 29
after the night’s concert at the Adler Theatre;… Hotel
Blackhawk, 9:30pm Sat Dec 1 Silvis Public Library Winter Reading Challenge,
patrons can sign up and complete a… Silvis Public
Concert Conversations: QCSO Masterworks III, Library, Sat Dec 1 thru Mon Dec 31
QCSO concert-goers are invited to attend informal pre-
concert conversations to… Adler Theatre, 7pm Sat Dec 1 Sleep No More, a discussion of PD James’ book with
the Alpha Book… Rock Island Public Library - Downtown
Concert Conversations: QCSO Masterworks III, Library, 1pm Mon Dec 3
QCSO concert-goers are invited to attend informal pre-
concert conversations to hear about the works being RIPL Connected, on Tuesdays; log in to talk with Jason
presented; hosted by Kai Swanson; free; for information, from the… 6pm Tue Dec 4 thru Tue Dec 25
call 563-322-7276, Centennial Hall, Augustana College,
3703 7th Ave., Rock Island IL, QCSO.org, 1pm Sun Dec 2 Mystery Book Club Discussion, join us in reading
popular mystery authors; free; for information,… East
Trax from the Stax: Korah Winn, a music-listening Moline Public Library, 6pm Wed Dec 5
program designed to provide the opportunity to share…
Bettendorf Public Library, 7:30pm Thu Dec 20 Stranger Than Fiction Book Club, the club takes a
look at the world we’re living in; free; for information,
January & February call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Fairmount
Street Branch, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 6:30pm Thu Dec 6
Trax from the Stax: Britpop with Shane Brown,
a music-listening program designed to provide the The Bookseller, a meeting of the Mystery Book
opportunity to share… Bettendorf Public Library, Discussion Group; free; for… Bettendorf Public Library,
7:30pm Thu Jan 17 9:30am Sat Dec 8

Quad City Music Guild Youth Chorus Auditions, Comics Underground, join us for in-depth discussions
for young singers in grades 3-8; we are looking for… of ground-breaking graphic novels; copies of the books
Quad City Music Guild - Prospect Park Auditorium, Sat will be available at Main while supplies last; free; for
Jan 19 thru Mon Jan 21 information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
- Main, 321 Main Street, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.
Inside the Music: QCSO Masterworks IV, join QCSO com, 6pm Mon Dec 10
Music Director Mark Russell Smith in an exploration…
Hotel Blackhawk, 4:45pm Thu Jan 31 Short & Sweets, discuss short stories while eating
yummy sweets; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Afterglow: QCSO Masterworks IV, held immediately Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch,
after the night’s concert at the Adler Theatre;… Hotel 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.
Blackhawk, 9:30pm Sat Feb 2 com, 10am Mon Dec 10

Concert Conversations: QCSO Masterworks IV, Underground Book Club, the club explores fiction
QCSO concert-goers are invited to attend informal pre- of the weird, the under-the-radar, the subversive, and
concert conversations to… Adler Theatre, 7pm Sat Feb 2 the “underground”; free; for information, call 563-326-
7832, Davenport Public Library - Main, 321 Main Street,
Concert Conversations: QCSO Masterworks IV, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6:30pm Mon
QCSO concert-goers are invited to attend informal pre- Dec 10
concert conversations to hear about the works being
presented; hosted by Kai Swanson; free; for information, Get Lit: Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of
call 563-322-7276, Centennial Hall, Augustana College, the Universe, free; for information, call 563-344-4175 or
3703 7th Ave., Rock Island IL, QCSO.org, 1pm Sun Feb 3 e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public
Library, 7pm Tue Dec 11
Songwriting Workshop with TC Boyd, try your hand
at writing your own song; local artist TC Boyd will be at Read Local: Aubrey Barnes, Barnes is a Rock Island,
Eastern with his keyboard ready to help you; free; for Illinois native whose passions for… Bettendorf Public
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library Library, 7pm Wed Dec 12
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Portrait of a Killer, a discussion of Patricia Cornwall’s

CONTINUED
LITERARY ARTS / Readings & novel with the Southwest Branch… Rock Island Public
Discussions / November & December Library - Southwest Branch, 6pm Tue Jan 22

Last Monday Book Club Discussion, light
See YA, a book club for adults; find out why so many refreshments will be paired with good conversation;
teen books are being made into movies and are books for… Silvis Public Library, 6:30pm Mon Jan 28
taking over the bestseller lists; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Zine Workshops, for information, contact Leslie Ross
Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, at RossLeslieM@sau.edu… St. Ambrose University
DavenportLibrary.com, 6:30pm Wed Dec 12 Library, 7pm Tue Jan 29

True Crime Club, bring your local stories, famous cases,
unsolved mysteries, anything true crime related you February
want to discuss; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch, Caught Reading at the Silvis Public Library,
3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary. throughout the month, when you visit the… Silvis Public
com, 6:30pm Tue Dec 18 Library, Fri Feb 1 thru Thu Feb 28

West End Book Club, adult fiction book club; free; Silvis Public Library Winter Reading Challenge,
for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public patrons can sign up and complete a… Silvis Public
Library - Fairmount Street Branch, 3000 N. Fairmount Library, Fri Feb 1 thru Thu Feb 28
St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6:30pm Tue
Dec 18 Long Way Down, a discussion of one of Jason
Reynolds’ award-winning young adult books; free; for
Death in the Haymarket, a Contemporary Books information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
Discussion Group meeting; free; for information, call… - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport
Bettendorf Public Library, 1pm Wed Dec 19 IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6pm Mon Feb 4

Marriage of Opposites, a Contemporary Books Manhattan Beach, a discussion of Jennifer Egan’s
Discussion Group meeting; free; for information, call… novel with the Alpha Book… Rock Island Public Library -
Bettendorf Public Library, 7pm Wed Dec 19 Downtown Library, 1pm Mon Feb 4

Romance Novel Book Swap, bring your gently used
January romance books and meet other romance… Rock Island
Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 6pm Wed Feb 6
Silvis Public Library Winter Reading Challenge,
patrons can sign up and complete a… Silvis Public Harry Potter Book Night, our annual read-aloud
Library, Tue Jan 1 thru Thu Jan 31 with crafts and snacks to celebrate the worldwide
Harry Potter Book Night; free; for information, call
Caught Reading at the Silvis Public Library, 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Fairmount
throughout the month, when you visit the… Silvis Public Street Branch, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA,
Library, Wed Jan 2 thru Thu Jan 31 DavenportLibrary.com, 6pm Thu Feb 7

Stranger Than Fiction Book Club, the club takes a Stranger Than Fiction Book Club, the club takes a
look at the world we’re living in; free; for information, look at the world we’re living in; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Fairmount call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Fairmount
Street Branch, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA, Street Branch, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 6:30pm Thu Jan 3 DavenportLibrary.com, 6:30pm Thu Feb 7

The White Tiger, free; for information, call 563-344- Red Right Hand, a meeting of the Mystery Book
4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Discussion Group; free; for… Bettendorf Public Library,
Public Library, 7pm Tue Jan 8 9:30am Sat Feb 9

See YA, a book club for adults; find out why so many German: Biography of a Language, a discussion
teen books are being made into movies and are of the book by Ruth Sanders; co-sponsored by…
taking over the bestseller lists; free; for information, Bettendorf Public Library, 7pm Tue Feb 12
call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, Get Lit: March -- Book One, free; for information, call
DavenportLibrary.com, 6:30pm Wed Jan 9 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com…
Bettendorf Public Library, 7pm Tue Feb 12
The Man Who Died, a meeting of the Mystery Book
Discussion Group; free; for… Bettendorf Public Library, See YA, a book club for adults; find out why so many
9:30am Sat Jan 12 teen books are being made into movies and are
taking over the bestseller lists; free; for information,
Comics Underground, join us for in-depth discussions call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
of ground-breaking graphic novels; copies of the books Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA,
will be available at Main while supplies last; free; for DavenportLibrary.com, 6:30pm Wed Feb 13
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
- Main, 321 Main Street, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary. Jason Reynolds Book Talk & Discussion, join us
com, 6pm Mon Jan 14 to discuss the books of best-selling author Reynolds,…
Rozz-Tox, 5:30pm Tue Feb 19
Last Call Book Club, enjoy a cocktail or two while
talking about this month’s… Icons Martini, 7pm Tue Last Call Book Club, enjoy a cocktail or two while
Jan 15 talking about this month’s… Icons Martini, 7pm Tue
Feb 19
A Few Right Thinking Men, a discussion of Sulari
Gentill’s book with the 30/31 Book… Rock Island Public Contemporary Books Discussion Group, free;
Library - 30/31 Branch, 6:30pm Wed Jan 16 for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@
bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library, 1pm
Death in the Haymarket, a Contemporary Books Wed Feb 20
Discussion Group meeting; free; for information, call…
Bettendorf Public Library, 1pm Wed Jan 16 Manchild in the Promised Land, a discussion of
Clade Brown’s book with the 30/31 Book… Rock Island
Never Caught, a Contemporary Books Discussion Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 6:30pm Wed Feb 20
Group meeting; free; for information, call… Bettendorf
Public Library, 1pm Wed Jan 16 Never Caught, a Contemporary Books Discussion
Group meeting; free; for information, call… Bettendorf
True Crime Book Club, bring your local stories, Public Library, 7pm Wed Feb 20
famous cases, unsolved mysteries, anything true crime
related you want to discuss; free; for information, call True Crime Book Club, bring your local stories,
563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Fairmount famous cases, unsolved mysteries, anything true crime
Street Branch, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA, related you want to discuss, free; for information, call
DavenportLibrary.com, 6:30pm Thu Jan 17 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Fairmount
Street Branch, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 6:30pm Thu Feb 21
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Last Monday Book Club Discussion, light Noël the Musical, new holiday musical presented in
refreshments will be paired with good conversation; the Broadway at the Adler… Adler Theatre, 3pm Sun
books for… Silvis Public Library, 6:30pm Mon Feb 25 Dec 2

All-American Boys, a discussion of All-American The Children’s Hour, Lillian Hellman’s 1934 boarding-
Boys, a popular young adult novel written by Jason school drama, directed by Shyan DeVoss; Thu.-Sat.
Reynolds and Brandon Kiely; free; for information, call 7:30pm, Sun. 1:30pm; for information and tickets, call
563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Fairmount 309-794-7306, Honkamp Myhre Black Box Theatre,
Street Branch, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA, Augustana College, 3750 7th Ave., Rock Island IL,
DavenportLibrary.com, 6pm Tue Feb 26 Augustana.edu/tickets, Thu Dec 6 thru Sun Dec 9

Zine Workshops, for information, contact Leslie Ross The Happy Elf, composer/lyricist Harry Connick Jr.’s
at RossLeslieM@sau.edu… St. Ambrose University holiday-themed musical-comedy; Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sat.
Library, 7pm Tue Feb 26 &… The Spotlight Theatre, Thu Dec 6 thru Sun Dec 9

The Nutcracker, Sat. 2:30 & 7:30pm, Sun. 2:30pm; Ballet
Workshops & Classes Quad Cities performs Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic with
accompaniment by… Adler Theatre, Sat Dec 8 and Sun
Writer’s Studio, on the 1st & 3rd Saturday of the Dec 9
month; listen… Midwest Writing Center, 11am Sat Dec 1
thru Sat Feb 16 A Christmas Carol, Countryside Community Theatre
presents the musical version of Charles Dickens’…
Quad Cities Writers Group, on the 1st & 3rd Mondays Princeton Boll’s Community Center, Fri Dec 14 thru Sat
of the month; dedicated to supporting and encouraging Dec 22
writers (18+) of all levels, experiences, and genres in
pursuing their dreams of publication; for beginning A Christmas Story, stage version of the holiday-movie
writers we offer feedback and methods in helping to classic presented in the Broadway… Adler Theatre,
make sure that your first steps into writing are positive Brennan Hampton and Brooke Myers in Pinocchio @ Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse – through December 29 7:30pm Tue Dec 18
ones, while for the more experienced writers we offer
substantive critiques to help sharpen your work on its January
THEATRE
way to submission for publication; free; for information, Music Guild - Prospect Park Auditorium, The Nov 29
call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern thru Sun Dec 2
Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, (a work in progress), writer director Alexander Scott
DavenportLibrary.com, 5:30pm Mon Dec 3 thru Mon Performances Pinocchio, family-musical adaptation of the fairytale Richardson’s world-premiere comedy about theatre
Dec 17 classic; scheduled show-only and brunch… Circa ‘21 troupe… Playcrafters Barn Theatre, Fri Jan 11 thru Sun
Scott & Rock Island Counties Dinner Playhouse, Fri Nov 30 thru Sat Dec 29 Jan 20
USA VETS Writers’ Studio, workshop and feedback
group for all past and present military… Midwest Writing
Center, 1pm Thu Dec 6
November & December Annie, Tony-winning family musical based on the “Little
Orphan Annie” comic… Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, Fri
Disney’s Newsies, Tony-winning musical based on the
1992 movie; Fri., Sat., Wed.,… Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse,
Nov 30 thru Sun Dec 30 Wed Jan 16 thru Sat Feb 23
It Had to Be You, holiday-themed romantic comedy by
Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna, directed… The Black Honk, Jr., family-comedy musical retelling of the classic Macbeth, the Prenzie Players present Shakespeare’s
Box Theatre, Thu Nov 29 thru Sun Dec 2 ugly duckling story, directed… Galvin Fine Arts Center, tragedy thriller, directed by Cait Bodenbender; Thu.-
3pm Sat Dec 1 and Sun Dec 2 Sat. 8pm, Sun. 3pm; for tickets and information, call
Miracle in Bedford Falls, new stage-musical version 563-484-4210 or e-mail tickets@prenzieplayers.com,
of Frank Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life,”… Quad City QC Theatre Workshop, 1730 Wilkes Ave., Davenport IA,
PrenziePlayers.com, Fri Jan 18 thru Sat Jan 26

CURRENT EXHIBITION
VISUAL ARTS
Regional Art Show
Thursday, November 29, through Wednesday, January 2 @ Beréskin Gallery & Art
Academy, 2967 State Street, Bettendorf, IA

W orks by an incredible assemblage of
more than two dozen Midwestern artists
will be on local display through January 2, with
the aptly titled Regional Art Show on display at
Bettendorf’s Beréskin Gallery & Art Academy
and showcasing pieces, for viewing and for
sale, in mediums including jewelry, sculpture,
raku, ceramic, oil, acrylic, watercolor, photogra-
phy, print making, mixed medium, and collage.
Among the artists presenting their works,
Jean Johnson’s piece on the I74 Bridge is
being used as the model for special “Betten-
dorf Christmas” ornaments that will be on sale
in many of the city’s businesses, with those
who donate to Bettendorf’s Angel Tree Fund David Anderson’s Morning Ride in the
receiving a free ornament for participating. In
Regional Art Show – through January 2
JOHN BLOOM: addition, Regional Art Show talent Dave Ander-
son’s painting “Morning Ride” was accepted into the prestigious Eastern Regional Oil Painters of

CLOSE TO HOME
America Exhibition. “I’m really proud to showcase the work of some of the area’s most talented
artists,” says gallery owner Pat Beréskin. “The variety of art mediums and styles offer endless
decorating and gift-giving options.”
THROUGH JANUARY 13, 2019 Beyond Johnson, Anderson, and Beréskin herself, participating artists in the Regional Art
Show include: Annis Bear (works in glow); Les Bell (oil); Bonnie Bishop (golden acrylics); Brad
EXHIBITION
Sue Quail The Reeg Group Bisbey (acrylic); Marinn Cisna (oil); Karen Cooper (oil); Deborah Doehler (acrylic); Iyla Ferguson
SPONSORS: at R W Baird (pastel); Victoria Fosmo (watercolor and gouache); Pat Halverson (oil); Rebecca Jayne Hen-
nessey (oil); Pamela Hiatt (oil); Paige Jackson (pastel); Mary Nagel Klein (cassein); Grace Martin
Additional support for this exhibition has been provided by the William D. and Shirley J. Homrighausen Endowment
(acrylic); Rose Moore (pastel); Gabby Schadt (oil); Lisa Walden (oil); Ann Williams (oil); Sandy
Summer Evening, 1936, oil on Masonite, Private Collection
Winborn (pen and ink); and Camielle Wood (photography).
Regional Art Show will be on display through January 2, with regular Beréskin Gallery
Davenport, Iowa • 563.326.7804 & Art Academy hours 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, and more informa-
www.figgeartmuseum.org tion on the venue’s other exhibits and classes is available by calling (563)508-4630 or visiting
BereskinArtGallery.com.
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All the Yellows, a Workshop Series production
of Eileen Campbell’s play, directed by… Theatre B -
University of Iowa, 8pm Fri Jan 25 and Sat Jan 26

The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson,
Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord,
Scott Carter’s historical comedy that traps three of the
world’s… Riverside Theatre, Fri Jan 25 thru Sun Feb 10

Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs, at 10am & 2pm;
Missoula Children’s Theatre presents an original…
University of Dubuque’s Heritage Center, Sat Jan 26

The Wolves, Sarah DeLappe’s drama about a girls’
soccer team, directed by… The University of Iowa’s
David Thayer Theatre, Thu Jan 31 thru Sat Feb 9

February
The Hopper, a Workshop Series production of Nicole
Gabrione’s play, directed by… Theatre B - University of
Iowa, 8pm Fri Feb 1 and Sat Feb 2

22nd Annual 10-Minute Play Festival, the premiere
of undergraduate playwrights’ new works; Thu.-Sat.
8pm, Sun.… Theatre B - University of Iowa, Thu Feb 7
thru Sun Feb 10

Jersey Boys, touring production of the Tony-winning
musical about Frankie Valli &… Hancher Auditorium, Fri
Feb 8 thru Sun Feb 10

Really, Dreamwell Theatre presents Jackie Sibblies
Drury’s drama about a Freudian… Public Space One,
Jason Platt and Lora Adams in It Had to Be You @ The Black Box Theatre – through December 2 7:30pm Fri Feb 8 thru Sat Feb 16

Seussical Jr., the Penguin Project of the Quad Cities Christmas on the Air: A Live Radio Play, an original The Maids, a Gallery Series production of Jean Genet’s
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THEATRE / Performances / Scott & presents a one-act version of the Tony-nominated holiday play by Orpheum Theatre staff members Erin… play, directed by… Theatre B - University of Iowa, Thu
Rock Island Counties / January storybook musical performed by special-needs Orpheum Theatre, 7:30pm Fri Dec 21 and Sat Dec 22 Feb 14 thru Sun Feb 17
students, in a collaboration between Augustana’s
Department of Theatre Arts and the Center for Living Eulenspiegel Puppet Theater: Winter Break The Who’s Tommy, City Circle Acting Company
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live, live stage show Arts; directed by Dino & Tina Hayz; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Show, title TBA; for information, call 319-627-2487… of Coralville’s presentation of the Tony-winning…
based on the #1 PBS KIDS TV series;… Adler Theatre, 6pm Sun. 1:30pm; $12; for tickets and information, call 309- Owl Glass Puppetry Center, 11am Fri Dec 28 Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, Fri Feb 15 thru
Wed Jan 23 794-7306, Brunner Theatre Center, Augustana College, Sun Feb 17

The Three Musketeers, Ken Ludwig’s adaptation
3750 7th Ave., Rock Island IL, PenguinProject.org, Fri Feb
22 thru Sun Feb 24
January Laterality, a Gallery Series production of Leigh M.
of the Alexandre Dumas novel, directed by Jeff Marshall’s play, directed… Theatre B - University of Iowa,
Coussens; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 1:30pm; for tickets Diamonds & Divas: A Musical Fiasco, debuting Love & Information, a Gallery Series production Thu Feb 21 thru Sun Feb 24
and information, call 309-794-7306, Brunner Theatre slapstick comedy set at the Cannes Film Festival; Fri.,… of Caryl Churchill’s play, directed by… Theatre B -
Center, Augustana College, 3750 7th Ave., Rock Island IL, Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, 7:45pm Wed Feb 27 University of Iowa, Thu Jan 17 thru Sun Jan 20 Puppets & Pastries Dessert Theatre For Adults,
Augustana.edu/tickets, Fri Jan 25 thru Sun Feb 3 enjoy delectable desserts created by the… Owl Glass
Million Dollar Quartet, Tony-winning musical about
Kinky Boots, Tony-winning musical comedy presented Outlying Areas the famed recording session that brought together…
Puppetry Center, 8pm Fri Feb 22 and Sat Feb 23

in the Broadway at the Adler… Adler Theatre, 7:30pm University of Dubuque’s Heritage Center, 7:30pm Fri How I Learned What I Learned, August Wilson’s
Wed Jan 30 November & December Jan 18 autobiographical play about a struggling writer in
Pittsburgh’s… Riverside Theatre, Fri Feb 22 thru Thu
February Why Is this Night Different?, Aja Nisenson’s
presentation in the Gallery Series, directed by Sarah…
Appleseed!, Eulenspiegel Puppets performs a brand
new story about Johnny Appleseed… Owl Glass
Feb 28

Theatre B - University of Iowa, Thu Nov 29 thru Sun Puppetry Center, Sat Jan 19 Stomp, an eight-member cast creates beautiful music
The 3rd Annual Susan Glaspell Playwrighting Dec 2 and sly humor with… University of Dubuque’s Heritage
Festival, presentation of original plays by local and Center, 7:30pm Sat Feb 23
national playwrights; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm; pay what it’s The Homecoming, Dreamwell Theatre presents
worth” ticket pricing; for information, call 563-823-8893, Harold Pinter’s family drama, directed by Meg… Public
QC Theatre Workshop, 1730 Wilkes Ave., Davenport IA, Space One, 7:30pm Fri Nov 30 and Sat Dec 1
QCTheatreWorkshop.org, 7:30pm Fri Feb 1 and Sat
Feb 2 She Loves Me, Tony-winning musical comedy
about office co-workers, directed by Jennifer Beall;…
Play Production Presentation, annual student- Starlighters II Theatre, Fri Nov 30 thru Sun Dec 9
directed, -performed, and -produced presentation,
title TBA; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm; for information and tickets, Rotten Eggnog, a holiday comedy for the
call 309-794-7306, Honkamp Myhre Black Box Theatre, disenchanted; Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm;… Riverside
Augustana College, 3750 7th Ave., Rock Island IL, Theatre, Fri Nov 30 thru Sun Dec 16
Augustana.edu/tickets, 7:30pm Fri Feb 8 thru Sat Feb 9
Junie B. Jones in “Jingle Bells, Batman Smells”,
Stupid F-----g Bird, Aaron Posner’s contemporary holiday-themed family comedy based on the best-
adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull,” directed… selling book series by Barbara… University of Dubuque’s
Playcrafters Barn Theatre, Fri Feb 8 thru Sun Feb 10 Heritage Center, 2pm Sun Dec 2

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, Tony- Les Misérables, touring production of the Tony-
winning Victorian musical comedy directed by Brent winning musical smash based on the… Hancher
Tubbs... Spotlight Theatre, Thu Feb 14 thru Sun Feb 24 Auditorium, Tue Dec 4 thru Sun Dec 9

A Doll’s House, Part 2, Lucas Hnath’s Tony-winning The 12 Days of Christmas, family holiday production
dramatic-comedy follow-up to Henrik Ibsen’s classic, presented by Young Footliters Youth Theatre; free;…
directed by Dave Bonde; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 3pm; Herbert Hoover Presidential Library & Museum, 7pm Fri
“pay what it’s worth” ticket pricing; for information, call Dec 7 and Sat Dec 8
563-823-8893, QC Theatre Workshop, 1730 Wilkes Ave.,
Davenport IA, QCTheatreWorkshop.org, Fri Feb 15 thru Disney’s Beauty & the Beast, City Circle Acting
Sun Feb 24 Company of Coralville’s presentation of the Tony-
winning… Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, Fri
Aesop’s Falables (A Rock Musical!), student- Dec 7 thru Sun Dec 16
performed musical-theatre version of Aesop’s Fables;
Sat. & Sun. 1 & 4pm; $6-8 at the door; for information, call You Must Wear a Hat, a Workshop Series production
563-888-2227, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern of Courtney Meaker’s play, directed by… Theatre B -
Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 1pm University of Iowa, 8pm Fri Dec 7 thru Sat Feb 23
Sat Feb 16 thru Sun Feb 24
Martin Sexton @ The Stardust – January 10
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Companion Animals, a Gallery Series production Darlene on piano and… Knights of Columbus -
of Madeleine George’s play, directed by… Theatre B - Davenport, 2pm Sat Dec 1
University of Iowa, 8pm Thu Feb 28
Polka Club of Iowa: Eastern Chapter Christmas
Dance: Karl & the Country Dutchmen (6:30pm),
Auditions & Special Events there will be polkas, waltzes, fox trots and more; $10/
person,… Walcott Coliseum, 6:30pm Fri Dec 7
Mississippi Bend Players 2019 Summer Season,
auditions for the company’s productions of Neil Simon’s Afterglow: The Nutcracker, join the dancers and
comedy “Biloxi Blues,” directed by Cory Johnson, musicians from the night’s performance by… Hotel
running June 14 - 23; Aaron Randoiph III’s drama “A Blackhawk, 9:30pm Sat Dec 8
Green River,” directed by Philip Wm. McKinley, running
July 5 - 14; and the musical “Dames at Sea,” directed New Year’s Eve Dinner & Dance: The Tailfins, 6pm
by Shelley Cooper, running July 26 - August 4; those doors, 7pm dinner, 8:30 live music with the Tailfins…
auditioning for “Biloxi Blues” should prepare a one- Durant Community Center, 6pm Mon Dec 31
minute comedic monologue; those auditioning for “A
Green River” should prepare a one-minute monologue Family Dance Party, we will be grooving and moving
from a classic American drama; those auditioning for to old classics and new favorites with a few stories
“Dames at Sea” should prepare 16-32 bars of a musical- thrown in for kicks; free; for information, call 563-326-
theatre song in the style of the show and may be asked 7832, Davenport Public Library - Main, 321 Main Street,
to attend a dance call (1pm Saturday, 6pm Sunday); Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6pm Mon Jan 28
be prepared to read from the scripts; all auditions by
appointment; Sat. 9am-1pm, Sun. 1-6pm; to schedule an
appointment, contact Christina Myatt at 309-794-7611
or christinamyatt@augustana.edu, Brunner Theatre COMEDY
Center, Augustana College, 3750 7th Ave., Rock Island IL,
MississippiBendPlayers.com, Sat Dec 8 thru Sun Dec 9 Weekly
Big: The Musical, auditions for the springtime musical ComedySportz, Fri. & Sat. 7pm; interactive comedy
based on the Tom Hanks comedy... Spotlight Theatre, with the area’s long-running… The Establishment, 7pm
Sat Jan 5 and Sun Jan 6 Fri Nov 30 thru Sat Feb 23

Jesus Christ Superstar, auditions for the Tony- Circumstantial Comedy Show, on Sundays; for
nominated Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice… Quad information, call 563-424-5506… Brew, 10pm Sun Dec 2
City Music Guild - Prospect Park Auditorium, Sat Jan 12 thru Sun Feb 24
thru Sun Jan 13
Stand Up Comedy Open Mic, on Mondays, hosted by
Thursday Maker Break, join guest puppeteer Pam Douglas Hernandez; for information, call 309-517-1944…
Corcoran, nationally known for her needle-felted… Owl Broken Saddle, 8pm Mon Dec 3 thru Mon Feb 25
Glass Puppetry Center, 7pm Thu Jan 31
Butchers Hook Comedy w/ Ryan Proctor, on
Tuesdays; a stand-up-comedy open mic night; for

DANCE information, call… Meat Market, 9pm Tue Dec 4 thru
Tue Feb 26

Performances Comedy Open Mic, on Wednesdays; 6:30pm sign-up,
7:30pm performances; for information, call 319-363-
A Collaborative Performance: The General Idea, 0606… Penguin’s Comedy Club, 7:30pm Wed Dec 5 thru
an interdisciplinary performance created through Wed Feb 27
the collaboration of choreographers, musicians,…
University of Iowa’s Space/Place Theatre, 8pm Thu Nov The Late Nite Shows: Friday, sketch comedy and
29 thru Sat Dec 1 improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The
Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Jan 4 thru Fri Feb 22
Carol of the King: The Irish Dance Christmas
Spectacular, an original inspiring Christmas story The Late Nite Shows: Saturday, sketch comedy
of love and salvation featuring… Stephen Sondheim and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The
Center for the Performing Arts, 7:30pm Fri Nov 30 Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Jan 5 thru Fri Feb 23

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker,
the world-renowned touring dance troupe presents November & December
Tchaikovsky’s holiday-ballet classic; $28-175;… Orpheum
Theatre, 7pm Mon Dec 3 The Late Nite Shows: It’s Your Fault, sketch comedy
and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The
The Nutcracker, Sat. 2:30 & 7:30pm, Sun. 2:30pm; Ballet Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Nov 30
Quad Cities performs Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic with
accompaniment by… Adler Theatre, Sat Dec 8 and Sun Open Source Improv, improvisational comedy for
Dec 9 adults with veterans of ComedySportz, Livewire, the…
The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Sat Dec 1
Antics, performance with the hip-hop dance ensemble
and Quad City Arts… Moline Public Library, 6:30pm Tue The Late Nite Shows: R&D, sketch comedy and
Jan 29 improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The
Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Dec 1
Antics: PASS Event, performance with the hip-hop
dance ensemble and Quad City Arts Visiting Artists; Semester Fallout Improv Extravaganza, the
$50; for information, call Quad City Arts at 309-793- University of Dubuque Spartaneous Improv Troupe,
1213, Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, advised by Greg… Babka Theatre - University of
QuadCityArts.com/vas, 6:30pm Fri Feb 1 Dubuque, 7:30pm Tue Dec 4

Antics, the ensemble incorporates street dance, poetry, The Late Nite Shows: Shakespeared!, sketch
theatre and film into provocative… Galvin Fine Arts comedy and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or…
Center, 7:30pm Sat Feb 2 The Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Dec 7

Leap!, presented by Combined Efforts; for tickets and The Late Nite Shows: Saturday, sketch comedy
information, call 319-248-9370… Coralville Center for the and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The
Performing Arts, 7pm Mon Feb 18 Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Dec 8

Tim Hawkins, concert with the touring standup
Classes & Events comedian; $22-78; for tickets and… John & Alice Butler
Hall, 7:30pm Sat Dec 8
Ballet Quad Cities School of Dance Classes,
offering classes in Ballet Pointe, Modern, Jazz, Tap, A David Casas Christmas, holiday magic show that
Conditioning, Creative… Ballet Quad Cities School of combines hilarious family-friendly comedy, jaw-
Dance, Thu Nov 29 thru Thu Feb 28 dropping sleight of… Grace Performing Arts Center,
7:30pm Fri Dec 14
Big Band Dance w/ the Ken Paulsen Orchestra
(2pm), featuring the Ken Paulsen Orchestra with
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MUSIC Holiday Traditions, thru Jan. 6; this all new exhibit

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COMEDY / November & December will feature 17… Herbert Hoover Presidential Library &
Museum, Thu Nov 29 thru Sun Jan 6
Jason Vieaux
WinterFest, meet a real reindeer and visit with both
Saturday, December 8, 3 p.m. @ Davenport Central High School Performing Arts A Model Murder, dinner and an interactive mystery Santa and… Family Museum, noon Sun Dec 2
with the comedians of It’s… Skellington Manor Banquet
Center, 1120 Main Street, Davenport, IA & Event Center, 6pm Fri Dec 14 Second Saturdays at the German American
Heritage Center, children and students with a valid ID

D escribed by NPR as “perhaps the most precise and
soulful classical guitarist of his generation” and by
Gramophone as “among the elite of today’s classical
The Late Nite Shows: Survivor, sketch comedy
and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The
Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Dec 14
are welcome to… German American Heritage Center,
10am Sat Dec 8

guitarists,” Grammy winner Jason Vieaux serves as the Christkindlmarkt Quad Cities, over a dozen local
latest guest in Quad City Arts Visiting Artists series, his Murder at Skuttlebutt Sound, dinner and an vendors will… German American Heritage Center, 10am
interactive mystery with the comedians of It’s… Sat Dec 8 and Sun Dec 9
December 8 performance at Davenport Central High
Skellington Manor Banquet & Event Center, 6pm Sat
School demonstrating why the Baltimore Sun called him Dec 15 Travel to Oberammergau Informational Meeting,
“a substantially gifted guitarist whose playing revealed learn about the tour going in 2020 with Blue Horizon
equal portions of stylistic elegance and technical polish.” The Late Nite Shows: 309, sketch comedy and Travel;… German American Heritage Center, 2pm Sun
The recipient of the 2015 Grammy Award for Best improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The Dec 9
Classical Instrumental Solo for his album Play, Vieaux Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Dec 15
has earned a reputation for putting his expressiveness Polar Express Pajama Party, along with the showing
and virtuosity at the service of a remarkably wide range The Late Nite Shows: Friday, sketch comedy and of “The Polar Express 3D” in… Putnam Museum &
Quad City Arts Visiting Artist Jason Vieaux – improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The Science Center, 5pm Thu Dec 13
of music, and his schedule of performing, teaching, and
studio recording commitments is distinguished through- December 8 Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Dec 21
Putnam Museum Guild Monthly Tea, this month’s
out the U.S. and abroad. His solo recitals have been a feature at every major guitar series in North America and at
The Late Nite Shows: Friday, sketch comedy and program will feature Christmas music and is followed…
many of the important guitar festivals in Asia, Australia, Europe, and Mexico, and Vieaux’s recent chamber-music improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The Putnam Museum & Science Center, 1:30pm Thu Dec 13
collaborators have included the Escher String Quartet, Grammy-winning mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke, acclaimed Establishment, 9:30pm Fri Dec 28
harpist Yolanda Kondonassis, and accordion/bandoneon virtuoso Julien Labro. Polar Express Pajama Party, along with the showing
Vieaux has performed as a concerto soloist with over 100 orchestras, including Cleveland, Toronto, Houston, San The Late Nite Shows: Saturday, sketch comedy of “The Polar Express 3D” in… Putnam Museum &
Diego, Buffalo, Auckland Philharmonia, and Orchestra of St. Luke’s. Performance highlights include returns to the and improvisational games for ages 17+; $5 or… The Science Center, 2pm Fri Dec 14 thru Sat Dec 15
Caramoor Festival as Artist-in-Residence, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, New York’s 92Y, Ravinia Festival, Establishment, 9:30pm Sat Dec 29
Eastern Music Festival, Curtis Presents, and performances at the Phillips Collection, the National Gallery of Art, Polar Express Pajama Party, along with the showing
Buenos Aires’ Teatro Colon, and Shanghai Concert Hall. Meanwhile, his appearances for Chamber Music Society of January & February of “The Polar Express 3D” in… Putnam Museum &
Science Center, noon Sun Dec 16
Lincoln Center, Bard Music Festival, Music@Menlo, San Francisco Performances, Duke Performances, Cleveland
Chamber Music Society, Strings Music Festival, Grand Teton, and many others have forged his reputation as a first-
Ron White, an evening with the cigar smoking, Scotch- Putnam Museum Guild Monthly Tea, this month’s
rate chamber musician, leading the Washington Post to rave, “Every note comes out fully formed, but nothing he does drinking funnyman from… Adler Theatre, 7:30pm Thu program will feature Sharon Andresen speaking on
feels premeditated, and the music, just a little understated, speaks eloquently for itself.” Jan 10 “Restoring… Putnam Museum & Science Center, 1:30pm
In addition to Jason Vieaux’s 3 p.m. public performance at Davenport Central High School on December 8, the Thu Jan 24
Quad City Arts Visiting Artist will also perform abbreviated versions of his concert at numerous area locales in the Murder at Skuttlebutt Sound, dinner and an
days leading up to it: at the Eldridge Library on December 3 (6 p.m.); the Rock Island Public Library’s Downtown interactive mystery with the comedians of It’s…
Branch on December 4 (noon); the Davenport Public Library’s Main Branch on December 5 (10 a.m.); DeWitt’s Frances
Banta Waggoner Community Library on December 5 (5 p.m.); and West Music Quad Cities on December 6 (6 p.m.).
Skellington Manor Banquet & Event Center, 6pm Fri
Jan 11 MOVIES
Admission to Vieaux’s public oncert on December 8 is $5-10, with the abbreviated performances free of charge,
A Model Murder, dinner and an interactive mystery November & December
and more information on the artist’s area residency is available by calling (309)793-1213 or visiting QuadCityArts.com.
with the comedians of It’s… Skellington Manor Banquet
& Event Center, 6pm Sat Jan 12 Mirai, at 7 & 8pm; GKIDS and Fathom Events presents a
dubbed version of the… Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd
Jeff Dunham: Passively Aggressive, an evening 18 + IMAX, 7pm Thu Nov 29
with the ventriloquist and comedian on his national…
TaxSlayer Center, 7pm Wed Jan 23 Mirai, GKIDS and Fathom Events presents a subtitled
version of the… Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 +
Speakeasy Laugh Hard Comedy Show, event IMAX, Wed Dec 5
featuring some of the funniest stand up comedians
from… The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Fri Jan 25 The Dressmaker, a screening in the Visio Divina
through Film series; the story… Our Lady of the Prairie
A Model Murder, dinner and an interactive mystery Retreat, 5:30pm Wed Dec 5
with the comedians of It’s… Skellington Manor Banquet
& Event Center, 6pm Fri Feb 15 Holiday Potluck and Movie, sign up to bring a salad,
vegetable or dessert; ham,… River Valley District Library,
Murder at Skuttlebutt Sound, dinner and an noon Thu Dec 6
interactive mystery with the comedians of It’s…
Skellington Manor Banquet & Event Center, 6pm Sat Puppet Films for Adults, Heather Henson introduces
Feb 16 independent filmmakers and puppeteers who explore
their… Owl Glass Puppetry Center, 8pm Fri Dec 7
Speakeasy Laugh Hard Comedy Show, event
featuring some of the funniest stand up comedians Mirai, GKIDS and Fathom Events presents a dubbed
from… The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Fri Feb 22 version of the… Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 +
IMAX, Sat Dec 8
David Sedaris, an evening with the Grammy-
nominated author, comedian, and NPR contributor,… Coffee & a Movie, join us for coffee, rolls and a showing
Orpheum Theatre, 7:30pm Sat Jan 12 of a… East Moline Public Library, 11am Mon Dec 10

Bobby Bones Red Hoodie Comedy Tour, standup It’s A Wonderful Life, a screening of the holiday
comedy and country music with the youngest-ever classic in the “Coffee And… Rock Island Public Library -
inductee in… Riverside Casino Event Center, 7pm Fri Feb Downtown Library, 9:30am Mon Dec 10
22 thru Sat Feb 23
Movie Matinee, $2-5; for information, call 563-386-
7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly

MUSEUMS Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 1pm Tue Dec 11

Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki, the
Literary Heroines: Their Times, Their Fashions, the documentary follows the formerly-retired Japanese
exhibit allows you to take a… Putnam Museum & Science film director, producer, screenwriter, animator,… Rave
Center, Thu Nov 29 thru Fri Jan 4 Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 7:30pm Thu Dec 13
thru Tue Dec 18
The Civil War: Seen Through the Eyes of German-
American Caricaturists, Tue.-Sat. 10am-4pm, Recent Releases, see a film recently released on DVD;
Sun. noon-4pm; free with $3-5 admission;… German free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
American Heritage Center, Thu Nov 29 thru Mon Feb 4 Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern
Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Fri
‘Twas the Night Before Weihnachten: A German Dec 14
Christmas Story, holiday exhibition co-presented by
the Creative Arts… German American Heritage Center, Afternoon Classic Films, watch your favorites
Thu Nov 29 thru Thu Jan 10 return to the screen and enjoy a relaxing afternoon of
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entertainment; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Historic Tours of the 1911 Hauberg Mansion,
Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 45-minute docent-led tours, with profits supporting…
Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Hauberg Civic Center Mansion, 1pm Fri Nov 30
Wed Dec 19
Main’s 50th Anniversary Oral History, share your
Winter Break Movie Marathon & Ugly Sweater memories of the library through an oral history; register
Contest, pop in and enjoy hot chocolate and movie; to sign-up to schedule an oral history with Kathryn
wear your… Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Kuntz, the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections
Library, 9:30am Wed Dec 26 Supervisor, who will assist you in selecting a time on the
day you select to do the interview; free; for information,
January & February call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 1pm Fri Nov 30
Morning Classics, spend the morning enjoying a cup
of hot coffee and cookies while watching unforgettable Manscape Male Burlesque Revue, strip-teasing with
classic movies; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, the touring male performers; $12-15; for tickets and…
Davenport Public Library - Main, 321 Main Street, The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Fri Nov 30
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Fri Jan 4
QC Chamber Ribbon Cutting & Public Open
Real to Reel, check out this month’s documentary House, see our new ultrasound room, meeting area,
feature while enjoying coffee and cookies; free; for parenting classroom, men’s… Pregnancy Resources,
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library 7:30am Fri Nov 30
- Main, 321 Main Street, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 10am Wed Jan 9 Christmas Dinner, offered between the two
performances of Christmas at Augustana; $6-11.45;
Recent Releases, see a film recently released on DVD; for information, call 309-794-7306, Gerber Center,
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Augustana College, 3435 9 1/2 St., Rock Island IL,
Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Augustana.edu, 3:45pm Sat Dec 1
Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Fri
Jan 11 Digital Demolition, we’ll supply the computer
cadavers, you get to yank out the innards in a
Godzilla, a screening in the Coffee and a Movie series; consequence-free environment; free; for information,
free;… Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Main, 321
9:30am Mon Jan 14
Ron White @ Adler Theatre – January 10 Main Street, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm
Sat Dec 1
Cinema at Southwest, join us for a free movie and
light refreshments; free;… Rock Island Public Library - Tuesday Cinema, a chance to see those movies you Quad City Storm vs. Knoxville Ice Bears, Fri. & Sat. Infinity Salon & Spa’s 6th Annual Holiday Open
Southwest Branch, 10am Thu Jan 17 just missed at the theater; movies are announced one 7:10pm, Sun. 2pm; minor-league hockey game; $10-30; House, offering Aveda’s signature gift sets or two or
week from the date of the movie; free; for information, for tickets, call 309-277-1364… TaxSlayer Center, Fri Jan more retail… Infinity Spa & Salon-Aveda, 10am Sat Dec 1
Tuesday Cinema, a chance to see those movies you call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Main, 321 11 thru Sun Jan 13
just missed at the theater; movies are announced one Main Street, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Lighting of the Augustana Christmas Tree, join
week from the date of the movie; free; for information, Tue Feb 26 Quad City Storm vs. Evansville Thunderbolts, President Steve Bahls on the Quad behind Old Main for
call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Main, 321 minor-league hockey game; $10-30; for tickets, call 309- holiday treats and festivities, including a life-size snow
Main Street, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm 277-1364… TaxSlayer Center, 6:30pm Tue Jan 22 globe; for information, call 309-794-7306, Augustana
Tue Jan 22
SPORTS Quad City Storm vs. Peoria Rivermen, minor-league
College, Rock Island IL, Augustana.edu, 6pm Sat Dec 1

Morning Classics, spend the morning enjoying a cup hockey game; $10-30; for tickets, call 309-277-1364… 19th Century Christmas, annual holiday event
of hot coffee and cookies while watching unforgettable Wilder vs Fury, WBC Heavyweight World Champion TaxSlayer Center, 7:10pm Sat Feb 9 featuring decorations throughout the Center and
classic movies; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Deontay Wilder (40–0, 39 KOs) will… Rave Cinemas Deere-Wiman House, visits with Santa, a book for each
Davenport Public Library - Main, 321 Main Street, Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 7pm Sat Dec 1 Quad City Storm vs. Macon Mayhem, minor-league of Santa’s first 400 visitors, live-music performances,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Fri Feb 1 hockey game; $10-30; for tickets, call 309-277-1364… children’s activities and crafts, and more; free; for
Quad City Storm vs. Huntsville Havoc, minor- TaxSlayer Center, 7:10pm Fri Feb 15 information, call 309-743-2700, Butterworth Center, 1105
Recent Releases, see a film recently released on DVD; league hockey game; $10-30; for tickets, call 309-277- 8th Street, Moline IL, ButterworthCenter.com, noon Sun
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport 1364… TaxSlayer Center, 7:10pm Sat Dec 8 Quad City Storm vs. Birmingham Bulls, minor- Dec 2
Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern league hockey game; $10-30; for tickets, call 309-277-
Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Fri Quad City Storm vs. Peoria Rivermen, minor-league 1364… TaxSlayer Center, Sat Feb 16 thru Sun Feb 17 Feast of Saint Ambrose: McMullen Awards,
Feb 8 hockey game; $10-30; for tickets, call 309-277-1364… the McMullen Award honors those who have made
TaxSlayer Center, 7:10pm Fri Dec 21 and Sat Dec 22 Quad City Storm vs. Roanoke Rail Yard Dogs, a difference… Christ the King Chapel - St. Ambrose
Coco, a screening in the Coffee and a Movie series; minor-league hockey game; $10-30; for tickets, call 309- University, 10:30am Sun Dec 2
free;… Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library, Quad City Storm vs. Evansville Thunderbolts, 277-1364… TaxSlayer Center, 6:30pm Tue Feb 26
9:30am Mon Feb 11 minor-league hockey game; $10-30; for tickets, call 309- Members’ Only Winter Nights Garden Stroll, visit
277-1364… TaxSlayer Center, 7:10pm Fri Dec 28 with Santa and Mrs. Claus until 6:30pm; bundle up,…

OTHER EVENTS
Real to Reel, check out this month’s documentary Quad City Botanical Center, 5pm Sun Dec 2
feature while enjoying coffee and cookies; free; for Quad City Storm vs. Peoria Rivermen, minor-league
Winter in Bloom Holiday Open House, annual
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
- Main, 321 Main Street, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.
hockey game; $10-30; for tickets, call 309-277-1364…
TaxSlayer Center, 4pm Mon Dec 31 November & December holiday open house with a special Photo Booth room…
com, 10am Wed Feb 13 Hauberg Civic Center Mansion, noon Sun Dec 2
Quad City Storm vs. Huntsville Havoc, minor- Winter Nights a’Light Cocktail Party, bundle up,
Cinema at Southwest, join us for a free movie and league hockey game; $10-30; for tickets, call 309-277- stroll the gardens at night then warm up… Quad City “Hey Bear” Trivia, on Wednesdays; for information,
light refreshments; free;… Rock Island Public Library - 1364… TaxSlayer Center, 7:10pm Sat Jan 5 Botanical Center, 6pm Thu Nov 29 call 309-797-3049… Bier Stube Moline, 8pm Wed Dec 5
Southwest Branch, 10am Thu Feb 21 thru Wed Dec 26
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OTHER EVENTS / prom dresses to the Davenport Public Library to help
November & December support our Dress Giveaway program in March; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
- Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport
Come to the Quiet: Sacred Stories of Our Lives, led IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Sat Feb 16
by Pat Shea; as we celebrate the birth of… Our Lady of
the Prairie Retreat, 9:30am Wed Dec 5 Speakeasy Trivia Night w/ Mr. Trivia, for tickets and
information, call 309-786-7733 extension 2… The Circa
Bingo! Credit Island, on Wednesdays; doors & Kitchen ‘21 Speakeasy, Thu Feb 21
open at 4pm, games start… Credit Island, 6pm Wed Dec
5 thru Wed Dec 26 50th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Rod & Custom
Show, one of the oldest and longest-running…
Euchre, on Wednesdays; for information, call 563-289- Monticello Berndes Center, Sat Feb 23 and Sun Feb 24
3908… Go Fish Marina Bar & Grill, 2pm Wed Dec 5 thru
Wed Dec 26 Greg Kennedy: STEM Juggler, performance magic
with the Quad City Arts Visiting Artist; free;… Moline
First Friday in LeClaire, with fun food and cocktail Public Library, 6:30pm Tue Feb 26
sampling at the Mississippi River… Downtown LeClaire,
5pm Fri Dec 7 Greg Kennedy: STEM Juggler, performance magic
with the Quad City Arts Visiting Artist; $5-10;… The
Speakeasy Trivia Night w/ Mr. Trivia, featuring Spotlight Theatre, 7pm Thu Feb 28
award-winning performers from across the Midwest;
$10-12; for tickets… The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 8pm Fri
Dec 7
LECTURES
Christmas in LeClaire, annual downtown holiday
celebration featuring the Ugly… Downtown LeClaire, Fri December
Dec 7 thru Sun Dec 9
Visualizing Ambrose’s Life, the Academy for
Historic Tours of the 1911 Hauberg Mansion, on the Study of Saint Ambrose of Milan… St. Ambrose
Fridays at 1pm; 45-minute docent-led tours, with profits University, 3pm Sun Dec 2
supporting… Hauberg Civic Center Mansion, 1pm Fri
Dec 7 thru Fri Dec 21
James Taylor & Bonnie Raitt @ TaxSlayer Center – February 23 The Humor of Abraham Lincoln, a history program
in honor of Illinois’ Bicentennial; free; for information,…
Cookie/Candy Walk, enjoy an cup of coffee or cocoa - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport Public Library - Main, 321 Main Street, Davenport IA, Moline Public Library, noon Mon Dec 3
while you shop;… Broadway Presbyterian Church, 11am IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Wed Dec 19 DavenportLibrary.com, 3pm Tue Jan 15
Sat Dec 8 Community Connections: The World is Small,
Hamilton Party, join us in the room where it happens Speakeasy Trivia Night w/ Mr. Trivia, for tickets and for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@
Holiday Champagne and Sparkling Wines, enjoy to test your knowledge of the man and the musical; free; information, call 309-786-7733 extension 2… The Circa bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library,
a festive evening out with someone special in the… for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public ‘21 Speakeasy, Thu Jan 17 1:30pm Thu Dec 6
Hauberg Civic Center Mansion, 6:30pm Sat Dec 8 Library - Fairmount Street Branch, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 3pm Sat Dec 29 CINCH World’s Toughest Rodeo, the nation’s best Sounds of the Season, a Black Hawk College Lifelong
Christmas Afternoon Tea & Tour, everyone receives bucking broncs and bulls and the world’s… TaxSlayer Learner Lunch; lunch at 11:30am with… Quad City
a guided tour of the historic Quarters One… Quarters New Years Eve Eve Eve Party, an early New Years Center, 7:30pm Fri Jan 18 and Sat Jan 19 Botanical Center, 11:30am Fri Dec 7
One, 3pm Sun Dec 9 celebration for the whole family; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Fairmount National History Day Open House, visit the Technology Skills for Job Seekers, for information,
Christmas High Tea & Tour, everyone receives a Street Branch, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA, Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center to learn call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.
guided tour of the historic Quarters One… Quarters One, DavenportLibrary.com, 11am Sat Dec 29 about primary and secondary research materials to com… Bettendorf Public Library, 9am Fri Dec 7
noon Sun Dec 9 support participating projects in the 2019 National
12th Annual Iowa All Academy Ball, the event will History Day contest; during the open house, staff will The Next War, World War II, Examined: American
Holiday Cookie Walk and Winter Nights Garden include a full program with a cocktail… West Des Moines provide an orientation to our collections and a brief War Preparation for WW2/Pearl Harbor, follow the
Stroll, bundle up, stroll the gardens, and warm up inside Sheraton Hotel, 6pm Sat Dec 29 tour of Special Collections; this year’s National History path of World War II in talks by… Rock Island Public
at… Quad City Botanical Center, 4:30pm Sun Dec 9 Day theme is Triumph & Tragedy in History; free; for Library - Downtown Library, 6pm Wed Dec 12
Bottom’s Up Quad City Burlesque, New Year’s Eve information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
Festival of Sankta Lucia, the annual festival show with the area performers; for tickets… The Circa ‘21 - Main, 321 Main Street, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary. World War II Lecture Series, commemorate the
commemorates the holiday with traditional Speakeasy, Mon Dec 31 com, 5pm Wed Jan 23 75th Anniversary of the Invasion of Normandy during
Scandinavian carols, lessons, and poetry; there will be World War II by joining Kevin Braafladt, as the Army
a sing-along program of Scandinavian Christmas carols
led by students; a reception with holiday refreshments
January Act of Power, led by Kathleen Collins; we will spend
meditative time discovering… Our Lady of the Prairie
Sustainment Command Deputy Historian at the Rock
Island Arsenal; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
will be held after the performances; free; for information, Retreat, 9:30am Sat Jan 26 Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000
e-mail laurameyers@augustana.edu, Wallenberg National History Day Open House, visit the Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm
Hall, Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave., Rock Island IL, Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center to learn Taizé Prayer at Humility of Mary Center, led by Sr. Wed Dec 12
Augustana.edu, 7pm Tue Dec 11 about primary and secondary research materials to Margaret Kruse, OSF, Linda Clewell & BJ… Humility of
support participating projects in the 2019 National Mary Center, 6:30pm Sun Jan 27 Snow Leopards: A Report from the Field, with
Giant Games, a party featuring giant board games History Day contest; during the open house, staff will Jennifer Snell Rullman, Snow Leopard Trust; traveling to
such as Kerplunk, Jenga, Connect Four, and more;
patrons of all ages are welcome; snacks will be provided;
provide an orientation to our collections and a brief
tour of Special Collections; this year’s National History February remote mountain… Niabi Zoo, 6:30pm Thu Dec 13

free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Day theme is Triumph & Tragedy in History; free; for Genealogical Perspectives: New and Must-Have
Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library 20th Anniversary Riverbend Gala: Masquerade Google Tips for Genealogy, join us as we watch
Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 3pm Thu - Main, 321 Main Street, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary. Ball, celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Make-A-Wish Lisa Louise Cooke’s video “Google Search Strategies”;
Dec 13 com, 5pm Wed Jan 2 Iowa; presented by Tri-City Electric… Quad-Cities Cooke shares search strategies made for genealogists;
Waterfront Convention Center, 5:30pm Sat Feb 2 these tips and tricks will help improve your research
Cookie Walk & Craft/Vendor Show, hosted by Rock Mass with Fr. Francis Odoom, in the chapel in the immediately; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Island County HCE; for information, call 309-756-9978;… Prairie Heights building; after Mass… Our Lady of the Adult Chess Club, for information, call 563-344-4175 or Davenport Public Library - Main, 321 Main Street,
Christ Church, 8am Sat Dec 15 Prairie Retreat, 10am Wed Jan 2 e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6:30pm Thu Dec
Library, 6:30pm Tue Feb 5 27
National History Day Lab, visit the Richardson- Day of Reflection on Gratitude, led by Sr Kathy
Sloane Special Collections Center to learn about Sadler, OSF; discover hidden blessings in… Our Lady of Mass with Fr. Francis Odoom, in the chapel in the Intro to Weatherization, learn how to weatherize
primary and secondary research materials to support the Prairie Retreat, 9am Thu Jan 10 Prairie Heights building; after Mass… Our Lady of the your home with Green Iowa AmeriCorps; they’ll give
participating projects in the 2019 National History Day Prairie Retreat, 10am Wed Feb 6 helpful tips on how to safely make your home tighter for
contest; during the open house, staff will provide an Come to the Quiet: The Way of Wholeness and the upcoming winter; free; for information, call 563-326-
orientation to our collections and a brief tour of Special Holiness, led by Pat Shea; enter a day of peaceful, Galentine’s Day, leave your kids, significant others, 7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch,
Collections; this year’s National History Day theme is spiritual… Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat, 9:30am Mon and/or other family members at home to honor what’s 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com,
Triumph & Tragedy in History; free; for information, call Jan 14 important in life: your best gal pals; free; for information, 6pm Thu Dec 27
563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Main, 321 Main call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Puzzle Tournament, teams of four will compete to see
Street, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Sat
Dec 15 who can compete a 500 piece puzzle the fastest; free; for
Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Wed Feb 13 January
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
Santa Time Lights and Winter Nights Garden - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport LUMA: Art in Darkness, an exhilarating light Using Google for Genealogy, YouTube video
Stroll, visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus until 6:30pm; IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 1pm Tue Jan 15 spectacle that captures audiences’ imaginations by presenter James Tanner gives an overview of the… Rock
bundle up,… Quad City Botanical Center, 4:30pm Sat using… University of Dubuque’s Heritage Center, Island Public Library - Downtown Library, 1pm Mon
Dec 15 thru Sun Dec 16 zSpace Basics, test out the library’s new Augmented 7:30pm Thu Feb 14 Jan 7
Reality system, zSpace; full of physics, anatomy, and
Bingo, bring your family and friends for an hour of engineering programs, zSpace is your one-stop STEM Bingo Night at McGeHee Center, the Silvis Public Over There: The War to End All Wars -- Philippine
bingo excitement; winners will receive prizes; free; for shop; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Library will host a Bingo night for… Silvis Public Library, Campaign/Battle of Bataan, follow the path of World
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library 6pm Sat Feb 16
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War II in talks by… Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Midwest Center for Public Safety Training, 2pm Wed hour… Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch, discussions on the first and third Saturdays of the…
Library, 2pm Wed Jan 9 Dec 5 9am Fri Jan 25 Rock’s Anchor Cafe, noon Sat Dec 1 thru Sat Dec 15

World War II Lecture Series: Philippine Campaign/ Crystalline Silica Training #1196, this course is Book-a-Librarian, one-on-one technology and Ecumenical Fellowship Church, on the 1st & 3rd Sat.
Battle of Bataan, follow the path of World War II in for individuals who will be working in… EICC Midwest reference assistance by appointment; reserve a half- of the month; lunchtime discussions on the first and
talks by an Army Sustainment Command historian; free; Center for Public Safety Training, noon Wed Dec 5 hour… Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library, third Saturdays of the… Rock’s Anchor Cafe, noon Sat
for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public 9am Fri Feb 8 Dec 1 thru Sat Dec 15
Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., OSHA Hazard Communication Standard/GHS
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6pm Wed Jan 9 #1195, this course provides an overview of the standard, Explore BHC Day, join Black Hawk College for a tour Ecumenical Fellowship Church Bi-Monthly
new GHS… EICC Midwest Center for Public Safety of the Quad-Cities… Black Hawk College - Quad City Luncheon, on the 1st & 3rd Sat. of the month; lunchtime
The Truth About Adult ADHD, learn what Adult Training, 8am Wed Dec 5 Campus, 1pm Fri Feb 8 discussions on the first and third Saturdays of the…
ADHD (attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder) is and Rock’s Anchor Cafe, noon Sat Dec 1 thru Sat Dec 15
isn’t;… Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library, RCRA Awareness Training #1197, this course Book-a-Librarian, one-on-one technology and
6pm Thu Jan 10 includes a regulatory overview, how to identify RCRA… reference assistance by appointment; reserve a half- Quad City Dog & Cat Breeders Association
EICC Midwest Center for Public Safety Training, 1pm Thu hour… Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 9am Meeting, on the 1st & 3rd Sat. of the month; lunchtime
QC Made: Lagomarcino’s, an on-site your presented Dec 6 Fri Feb 15 discussions on the first and third Saturdays of the…
by the Davenport Public Library; free;… Lagomarcino’s, Rock’s Anchor Cafe, noon Sat Dec 1 thru Sat Dec 15
5pm Tue Jan 15 Accident Investigation #1198, topics include hazard Book-a-Librarian, one-on-one technology and
recognition and classification; ergonomic hazards; reference assistance by appointment; reserve a half- Ecumenical Fellowship Church Pot Luck Bible
Community Conversations: Strategic Plan, accident investigation;… EICC Midwest Center for Public hour… Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Branch, Study, on Sundays in Parsonage; for information and
hear what’s in the library’s 2019-22 Strategic Plan for Safety Training, 1pm Fri Dec 7 9am Fri Feb 22 directions, call 563-676-8656… 6pm Sun Dec 2 thru
priorities… Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Sun Dec 30
Library, 6pm Mon Jan 21 OSHA Recordkeeping Requirements #1199, the

MEETINGS
new Electronic Filing rule will be covered in this… EICC Emotions Anonymous, on Mondays; a self-help group
Back to Dough: Pizza Crust Basics, Uncle Bill’s Midwest Center for Public Safety Training, 8am Fri Dec 7 based on 12-step traditions… St. John’s Lutheran Church
Pizza will demonstrate proper technique to stretch and
toss dough; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Beekeeping: First Year & Beyond, this three-part Weekly & Bi-Weekly - Rock Island, 6pm Mon Dec 3 thru Mon Dec 31

Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch, course is designed for beginners and those who have Knit/Crochet Circle, on Wednesdays; participants of
3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary. some experience. Introductory as well as 2nd, 3rd Citizens to Reform DHS (Illinois Child and Family all abilities are invited to gather… Moline Public Library,
com, 6:30pm Thu Jan 24 year strategies will be covered; people who have been Services), on the 1st & 3rd Sat. of the month; lunchtime 5:30pm Wed Dec 5 thru Wed Dec 26
beekeeping always gain from a refresher course and
Community Connections: John Fliss, for beginners always learn through questions and dialogue
information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@ of those more experienced; , Deere-Wiman Carriage
bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library, House, 817 11th Ave., Moline IL, Web.Extension.Illinois.
1:30pm Thu Jan 24 edu/registration/?RegistrationID=19317, 10am Tue Dec
11
World Affairs Council-Rohingya Refugee Crisis: A
Doctor’s Perspective on Health, for information, call Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency
563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com… Response (HAZWOPER) Refresher #1200,
Bettendorf Public Library, 7pm Tue Jan 29 this course is the annual refresher to the 40-Hour
Hazardous… EICC Midwest Center for Public Safety
February Training, 8am Tue Dec 11

Explore BHC Day, join Black Hawk College for a tour
Over There: The War to End All Wars -- North of the Quad-Cities… Black Hawk College - Quad City
Africa Campaign/Battle of Kasserine Pass, follow Campus, 1pm Fri Dec 14
the path of World War II in talks by… Rock Island Public
Library - Downtown Library, 6pm Wed Feb 13 January & February
World War II Lecture Series: North Africa
Campaign/Battle of Kasserine Pass, commemorate Cooking with Catalina, learn how to make authentic
the 75th Anniversary of the Invasion of Normandy during Salsa and Guacamole and ask… Silvis Public Library, 2pm
World War II by joining Kevin Braafladt, as the Army Sat Jan 5
Sustainment Command Deputy Historian at the Rock
Island Arsenal; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Device Advice, learn how to download ebooks,
Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 eaudiobooks, music and magazines to your device; if
Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm you’re having trouble with your phone or tablet, bring
Wed Feb 13 in your device and we can help; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Main, 321
QC Made: Boetje’s, an on-site tour presented by the Main Street, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm
Davenport Public Library; free;… Boetje’s, 3pm Wed Tue Jan 8
Feb 20
Device Advice, learn how to download ebooks,
Abraham Lincoln and Rock Island County, a eaudiobooks, music and magazines; free; for
BHC Lifelong Learner Lunch; learn about his presence, information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public
activities,… Quad City Botanical Center, 11:30am Thu Library - Fairmount Street Branch, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Feb 21 Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6pm Thu Jan 10

Where Does Your Trash Go?, learn about waste Book-a-Librarian, one-on-one technology and
management with Green Iowa AmeriCorps; we’ll go over reference assistance by appointment; reserve a half-
everything from where your trash goes when it’s off the hour… Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library,
curb to the basics of recycling; an activity on composting 9am Fri Jan 11
will follow; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 Explore BHC Day, join Black Hawk College for a tour
Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6pm of the Quad-Cities… Black Hawk College - Quad City
Mon Feb 25 Campus, 11am Fri Jan 11

World Affairs Council: Fake News, A Panel Device Advice, learn how to download ebooks,
Discussion, for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail eaudiobooks, music and magazines to your device; if
info@bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library, you’re having trouble with your phone or tablet, bring
7pm Tue Feb 26 in your device and we can help; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA,

COURSES DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Sat Jan 12

English as a Second Language (ESL), Mon. & Wed.
November & December thru May 8; a beginning/intermediate-level course for…
Carl Sandburg College, 6pm Mon Jan 14
Drop-In Tech Help, bring in any device and we will
give it a… LeClaire Community Library, 2pm Fri Nov 30 Book-a-Librarian, one-on-one technology and
reference assistance by appointment; reserve a half-
Technology Open Lab, if you have a tech question, hour… Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 9am
get individualized assistance with… Rock Island Public Fri Jan 18
Library - Southwest Branch, 9am Fri Nov 30
Book-a-Librarian, one-on-one technology and
Bloodborne Pathogens in Industry #1194, this reference assistance by appointment; reserve a half-
training is designed to inform workers on how to… EICC
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OTHER EVENTS Yoga in the Village: For Fibromyalgia and Chronic

CONTINUED
MEETINGS / Weekly & Bi-Weekly Pain, on Fridays, with Johanna Welzenbach-Hilliard; $50
once a week; $90 twice… 1401 Belle Avenue, 10am Fri
19th Century Christmas Nov 30 thru Dec 28

Sunday, December 2, noon – 5 p.m. @ Butterworth Center, 1105 Eighth Street, Stitching Group, on Wednesdays (except the 2nd Wed. Yoga in the Village: All Levels, on Mondays, with
of the month); bring… River Valley District Library, 1pm Johanna Welzenbach-Hilliard; $50 once a week; $90
Moline, IL & Deere-Wiman House, 817 11th Avenue, Moline, IL Wed Dec 5 thru Wed Dec 26 twice… 1401 Belle Avenue, 5pm Mon Dec 3 thru Mon
Dec 31

A n eagerly awaited holiday tradition, the
Butterworth Center’s and Deere-Wiman
House’s 19th Century Christmas returns on
December thru February Yoga in the Village: For Fibromyalgia and Chronic
Pain, on Tuesdays, with Johanna Welzenbach-Hilliard;
December 2 with familiar treats and a couple of Quad Cities Computer Society Meeting, featuring a $50 once a week; $90 twice… 1401 Belle Avenue, 9:30am
featured presentation; guests can attend the Beginners Tue Dec 4 thru Tue Dec 18
brand-new ones, as Spanish translation for the SIG (Special Interest Group) which meets at 5:30pm
event will now take place at both venues, and just before the main meeting; free; for information, Yoga in the Village: All Levels, on Wednesdays, with
free shuttle service will be available in Moline’s call 309-764-5570 or e-mail joseph85_us@yahoo.com, Johanna Welzenbach-Hilliard; $50 once a week; $90
Floreciente and Overlook neighborhoods every Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Street, Moline IL, QCS.org, twice… 1401 Belle Avenue, 5:30pm Wed Dec 5 thru Wed
20 minutes. 7pm Mon Dec 3 Dec 26
Beginning in the Butterworth Education
Center at the corner of 12th Avenue and Seventh Cookbook Club, register and check out the pre- NAMI Peer Support Group, on the 2nd & 4th Mon.
selected cookbook available at the… East Moline Public of the month; the group offers individuals living with
Street, 19th Century Christmas offers guests with Library, 5:30pm Mon Dec 10 a mental-health condition an opportunity to share
cameras a photo opportunity with Santa, and
19th Century Christmas – December 2 and learn; facilitated by trained peers who have similar
the jolly old elf will also have treats for all visiting AD/HD Support Group Lunch Brunch, learn how experiences; free, Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Street,
children as well as a free book for the first 400 kids to arrive. WQPT Quad Cities public television is other adults cope with their AD/HD… Pizza Ranch, noon Moline IL, www.NAMIgmv.org, 6:30pm Mon Dec 10 thru
sponsoring children’s crafts and activities in this area, with guests also able to enjoy historical videos Wed Dec 12 Mon Feb 25
and the Splash Back in History exhibit – the visualized story of the Deere-Wiman swimming pool.
AD/HD Support Group, learn how other adults cope
At Moline’s Butterworth Center, visitors are welcome to take the interactive self-guided tour, with
with their AD/HD, share your experiences, and get November & December
hand-held electronic tablets providing an interactive experience by guiding 19th Century Christmas
useful information about resources in the Quad Cities;
attendees through the home and providing information about it occupants, furniture, mementos, and this support group is geared towards the concerns of NAMI Family & Friends Seminar, a free four-hour
more. Additional Butterworth Center entertainment throughout the day includes a 10-minute docu- adults dealing with AD/HD and similar conditions; due seminar that informs people who have loved… People’s
mentary depicting the restoration of the venue’s historic leaded window, plus musicians and singers to the topics that our group attendees may need to Missionary Baptist Church, 5pm Thu Nov 29
performing from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., among them the Moline High School Chamber Orchestra, the address, children are not permitted at these meetings,
Rock Island High School Chamber Singers, harpist Veronica Henderson, and flutists Sarah Lisak Deere-Wiman Carriage House, 817 11th Ave., Moline IL, Guided Mindfulness: Meditation in the Galleries,
and Emily Jorgenson. Facebook.com/groups/QCJUSTADDFRIENDS, 3:30pm practitioners will be guided in ways to calm the mind and
Sat Dec 15 body, and to bring awareness to the present moment;
But even more activities and entertainment is on hand at the Deere-Wiman House. Guests are
meditations will be led by experienced meditation
invited to take a self-guided tour of the home, view Charles Wiman’s 1933 Lionel train set display, QCMUG (Quad Cities Macintosh Users Group) practitioners from the Prairie River Sangha; free; for
and enjoy the musical offerings of the Slide Trombone Quartet, guitarist Brandon Coppinger, pianist Meeting, with a special program/presentation on information and to register, contact Brooke Wessel:
Eric Newton, guitarist Don Estes, and the Moline Boys Choir. Meanwhille, the Deere-Wiman Carriage Macintosh Applications or hardware, and… Bettendorf bwessel@figgeartmuseum.org, Figge Art Museum, 225
House offers holiday make-’n’-take crafts for kids, free caricature drawings by Josh Wright, and face Public Library, 6:30pm Tue Dec 18 W. 2nd St., Davenport IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5:30pm
painting with Xochi Pannell. Sun Dec 2
Cookies, hot chocolate, and punch will also be available throughout the free event, and AD/HD Support Group Lunch Brunch, on the 2nd.
more information on 19th Century Christmas is available by calling (309)743-2700 or visiting Wed of the month; learn how other… Pizza Ranch, noon Grief Support Group, held in the library; for
Wed Jan 9 information, call 309-314-5605… First Presbyterian
ButterworthCenter.com. Church of East Moline, 10am Tue Dec 4
AD/HD Support Group, learn how other adults cope

MUSIC
with their AD/HD, share your experiences, and get Balanced and Strong, program on simple steps to
useful information about resources in the Quad Cities; keep you healthy and active presented by Lori Meighan;
this support group is geared towards the concerns of free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
adults dealing with AD/HD and similar conditions; due Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern
A Nova Christmas to the topics that our group attendees may need to Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Wed
address, children are not permitted at these meetings, Dec 5
Deere-Wiman Carriage House, 817 11th Ave., Moline IL,
Fri, Dec 14, 7:30 p.m. @ St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2136 Brady St, Davenport, IA Facebook.com/groups/QCJUSTADDFRIENDS, 3:30pm Medicare Q&A with SHIIP, free; for information, call
Sat, Dec 15, 7:30 p.m. @ First Lutheran Church, 364 East Water St, Galesburg, IL Sat Jan 26 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com…
Bettendorf Public Library, 9am Wed Dec 5

A n annual holiday-music tradition returns to the
area as the professional vocal ensemble the
Nova Singers present their latest A Nova Christmas
AD/HD Support Group Lunch Brunch, on the 2nd.
Wed of the month; learn how other… Pizza Ranch, noon
Wed Feb 13
Wisdom and Wellness, learn health and wellness
skills from area experts; a new topic and presenter
every month; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
concerts, with exciting and moving arrangements
AD/HD Support Group, learn how other adults cope Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000
of non-secular, classical, traditional, and contem- with their AD/HD, share your experiences, and get Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm
porary holiday favorites performed December 14 at useful information about resources in the Quad Cities; Wed Dec 5
Davenport’s St. Paul Lutheran Church and Decem- this support group is geared towards the concerns of
ber 15 at Galesburg’s First Lutheran Church. adults dealing with AD/HD and similar conditions; due Give Yourself the Gift of Calm, $19; for information
Founded in 1986 by Knox College’s music- to the topics that our group attendees may need to and to register, call 309-796-8223… Black Hawk College
department chair Dr. Laura Lane, who continues to address, children are not permitted at these meetings, Outreach Center, 5:30pm Thu Dec 6
serve as the group’s music director, the Nova Sing- Deere-Wiman Carriage House, 817 11th Ave., Moline IL,
ers gathers vocalists from across Western Illinois Facebook.com/groups/QCJUSTADDFRIENDS, 3:30pm Café Therapy, a judgement-free zone where people
The Nova Singers present A Nova Christmas – Sat Feb 23 can openly discuss their personal… The Center, 6:30pm
and Eastern Iowa who share common interests in
December 14 and 15 Wed Dec 12 thru Wed Dec 26
expressive virtuosity, professional excellence, and

HEALTH
community outreach. With the ensemble performing at state, regional, and national conventions of the Grief Support Group, held in the library; for
American Choral Directors Association and throughout the Midwest, the Nova Singers’ efforts have been information, call 309-314-5605… First Presbyterian
rewarded with grants from the Illinois Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts. Nine albums have
also been recorded by the Nova Singers over the years, including five holiday-music releases: Mystery &
Weekly & Bi-Weekly Church of East Moline, 10am Tue Dec 18

Light, Behold a Star, What Sweeter Music, There Is No Rose, and Mid-Winter.
Chair Aerobics, on Tuesdays & Thursdays; work out at January & February
Nova Singers has developed a devout following alongside a reputation for highly praised performance
your own pace;… First Presbyterian Church - LeClaire,
and exceptional programming. Drawing from a wealth of tradition while consistently looking to the present 10am Thu Nov 29 thru Thu Dec 27 Medicare Q&A with SHIIP, free; for information, call
for the finest compositions available, a Nova Singers concert reflects excellence across a broad spectrum 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com…
of history and style. From Byrd to Brahms to Arvo Pärt, versatility and flexibility have been hallmarks of Yoga, on Thursdays; for information, call 563-729- Bettendorf Public Library, 9am Wed Jan 2
the organization, and their uniqueness is frequently demonstrated in Nova Singers’ world premieres of 1296… Above the Barre Dance Academy, 7pm Thu Nov
commissions from composers such as Ruth Watson Henderson, Thea Musgrave, Bruce Polay, William 29 thru Thu Dec 27 Wisdom and Wellness, learn health and wellness
Hawley, and Daniel Godsil. skills from area experts; a new topic and presenter
Currently, the ensemble boasts 22 active members, many of them familiar to patrons of Quad City Yoga: All Levels, on Thursdays, with Johanna every month; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Welzenbach-Hilliard; $14 drop-in, $120 10-class pass; Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000
Music Guild and Opera Quad Cities: Jeffrey Bass, Keri Bass, Martina Bergstrom, Pat Burr, Pier Debes,
you… Above the Barre Dance Academy, 6:30pm Thu Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm
Anne Earel, Pam Edwards, Dave Feenstra, Curtis Fischer-Oelschlaeger, Ben Holmes, Maureen Holmes, Nov 29 thru Thu Dec 27 Wed Jan 2
Brian Katz, Joel Kolander, Sarah Lounsberry, Eric Misfeldt, Hillary Pieper, Lori Potts, Marie Putman, Emily
Shenk De-May, River Stanford, Michael Wahlmann, and Jenny Winn. Zumba, on Thursdays; $39; for information and to NAMI Peer Support Group, on the 2nd & 4th Mon.
A Nova Christmas will be performed at Davenport’s St. Paul Lutheran Church on December 14 and register,… Black Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 7pm of the month; the group offers individuals living with
Galesburg’s First Lutheran Church on December 15, both concerts start at 7:30 p.m., and admission is Thu Nov 29 thru Thu Dec 20 a mental-health condition an opportunity to share
$15-18. For more information and tickets, call (309)341-7038 or visit NovaSingers.com. and learn; facilitated by trained peers who have similar
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T’ai Chi Ch’un, on Wednesdays; $24-36/6 weeks;
for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport IA,
CASISeniors.org, 10:25am Wed Dec 5 thru Wed Dec 26

Zumba Gold, on Wednesdays; $3-5; for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035
W. Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 9am
Wed Dec 5 thru Wed Dec 26

Grief Support Group, on the 2nd & 4th Wed. of
the month; donations accepted; for information, call
563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 9:30am
Wed Dec 12 thru Wed Dec 26

December
Trinity Foot Clinic, $25, reservations required;
for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport IA,
CASISeniors.org, 1pm Wed Dec 5

Genesis Foot Clinic, from 9-11:30am and 1-3pm; $22,
reservations required; for information, call 563-320-3978,
CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, Thu Dec 6
Motherfolk @ Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel – February 12
Senior Bingo, for information, call 309-755-9614… East
Moline Public Library, 3pm Thu Dec 6
experiences; free, Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Street, Senior Theatre: Second Avenue Players, on Fridays; donations of yarn and other knitting needs accepted;
Moline IL, www.NAMIgmv.org, 6:30pm Mon Jan 14 thru $2-5; for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for free; for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for CASI Book Club, $2-5; for information, call 563-386-
Mon Jan 28 Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, 7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly
CASISeniors.org, 10:30am Fri Nov 30 thru Fri Dec 28 CASISeniors.org, 12:30pm Tue Dec 4 thru Tue Dec 25 Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 10am Fri Dec 7
Wisdom and Wellness, learn health and wellness
skills from area experts; a new topic and presenter Zumba, on Fridays; $3-5; for information, call 563-386- Line Dancing I, on Tuesdays; $3-5; for information, call Movie Matinee, $2-5; for information, call 563-386-
every month; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, 7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. 7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly
Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 8am Fri Nov 30 Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 9am Tue Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 1pm Tue Dec 11
Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm thru Fri Dec 28 Dec 4 thru Tue Dec 25
Wed Feb 6 Walgreens Medication Review & Blood Pressure
Bridge, on Mondays & Fridays; $2-5; for information, call Line Dancing Lesson, on Tuesdays; free; for Check, free; for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI
NAMI Peer Support Group, on the 2nd & 4th Mon. 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
of the month; the group offers individuals living with Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 12:30pm Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 10am Thu Dec 20
a mental-health condition an opportunity to share Fri Nov 30 thru Mon Dec 31 CASISeniors.org, 8:30am Tue Dec 4 thru Tue Dec 25
and learn; facilitated by trained peers who have similar
experiences; free, Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Street, Ceramics I, on Mondays & Fridays; $7-11; for Riverview Manor Blood Pressure Checks, on
Moline IL, www.NAMIgmv.org, 6:30pm Mon Feb 11 thru information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Tuesdays; free; for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI
Mon Feb 25 Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
CASISeniors.org, 9:30am Fri Nov 30 thru Mon Dec 31 Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 8:30am Tue Dec 4 thru
Tue Dec 25

SENIORS Low-Impact Exercise, Mon., Wed., & Fri.; $3-5;
for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Senior Technology Clinic, on Tuesdays; $5-7;
Weekly & Bi-Weekly Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport IA,
CASISeniors.org, 9am Fri Nov 30 thru Mon Dec 31
for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport IA,
CASISeniors.org, 1pm Tue Dec 4 thru Tue Dec 25
Line Dancing II, on Thursdays; $3-5; for information, iPad/iPhone Clinic, on the 1st & 3rd Mon. of the
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), month; $2-5; for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI Spiritual Devotions, on Tuesdays; free; for
1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
2:30pm Thu Nov 29 thru Thu Dec 27 Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 9am Mon Dec 3 thru Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport IA,
Mon Dec 17 CASISeniors.org, 8am Tue Dec 4 thru Tue Dec 25
New Horizons Band Practice, on Thursdays; $2-5;
for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Genesis Foot Clinic, Mon. & Tue. from 9-11:30am and Cribbage, on Wednesdays; $2-5; for information, call
Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, 1-3pm; $22, reservations required; for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
CASISeniors.org, 12:30pm Thu Nov 29 thru Thu Dec 27 563-320-3978, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 1pm
Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, Mon Dec Wed Dec 5 thru Wed Dec 26
Zumba Gold, on Thursdays; $3-5; for information, call 3 thru Mon Dec 31
563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Energizing Yoga, on Wednesdays; $7-10; for
Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 9:30am Shuffleboard, on Mondays; $2-5; for information, call information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Thu Nov 29 thru Thu Dec 27 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport IA,
Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 2:15pm CASISeniors.org, 2pm Wed Dec 5 thru Wed Dec 26
Euchre, on Thursdays & Fridays; $2-5; for information, Mon Dec 3 thru Mon Dec 31
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), Evening Bingo, on Wednesdays; 5:30pm doors, 6pm
1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, Ugly Quilts, on Mondays; no sewing experience early-bird bingo, with regular bingo following; minimum
12:45pm Thu Nov 29 thru Fri Dec 28 necessary; free; for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI cost $10/pack; 50/50 raffles, early, middle and late bird
(Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, games, and a progressive jackpot; no food or drinks
Billiards, Mon.-Fri.; $2; for information, call 563-386- Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 8am Mon Dec 3 thru allowed; for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Mon Dec 31 for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport IA,
Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 8am Thu Nov 29 CASISeniors.org, 6pm Wed Dec 5 thru Wed Dec 26
thru Mon Dec 31 Zumba Gold Toning, on Mondays; $3-5; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Pinochle, on Wednesdays; $2-5; for information, call
Bingo, on Fridays; no admission fee, card costs are Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
25 & 50 cents/card; for information, call 563-386-7477, CASISeniors.org, 10:15am Mon Dec 3 thru Mon Dec 31 Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 1pm
CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Wed Dec 5 thru Wed Dec 26
Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 12:30pm Fri Nov 30 thru Canasta, on Tuesdays; $2-5; for information, call
Fri Dec 28 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. St. Anthony’s Blood Pressure Checks, on
Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 1pm Tue Wednesdays; free; for information, call 563-386-7477,
Ceramics I & II, on Fridays; $7-11; for information, call Dec 4 thru Tue Dec 25 CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 8:30am Wed Dec 5 thru
Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 9am Fri Ceramics II, on Tuesdays from 9:30am-noon or Wed Dec 26
Nov 30 thru Fri Dec 28 1-2:30pm; $7-11/session, $9-12/all day; for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 TOPS Meeting, on Wednesdays; the Taking Off Pounds
Golden Tones Chorus Practice, on Fridays; $2-5; W. Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, CASISeniors.org, 1pm Sensibly Group; 11:30am weigh-in, noon meeting; on
for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Tue Dec 4 thru Tue Dec 25 the 3rd Wed. of the month, the class meets at 9:30am;
Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport IA, $1; for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
CASISeniors.org, 9am Fri Nov 30 thru Fri Dec 28 Knitting & Crocheting, on Tuesdays; make hats, Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport IA,
scarfs, and mittens for children and the homeless; CASISeniors.org, 11:30am Wed Dec 5 thru Wed Dec 26
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ARTS & CRAFTS
November & December
Textile Arts for Kids, learn easy sewing projects and
other fiber crafts; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000
Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm
Thu Nov 29

Petite Picassos, art and story program for ages five
and under; use… Rock Island Public Library - Downtown
Library, 10:30am Fri Nov 30

Child’s Play: Create, Explore, Experience, on
Saturdays; designed for preschoolers, but all welcome;
rotating programs… Bettendorf Public Library, 10am Sat
Dec 1 thru Sat Dec 15

Petite Picassos, art and story program for ages five
and under; use… Rock Island Public Library - 30/31
Branch, 10:30am Tue Dec 4

Teen Perler Bead Night, an evening of making things
with Perler-brand fuse beads; patterns… Rock Island
Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 5:30pm Thu Dec 6

Teen Holiday Craft Extravaganza!, make a variety
of holiday crafts; all materials provided; free;… Moline
Public Library, 5:30pm Thu Dec 6

Saturday STEAM-Azing: French Moderns for Kids,
kids in grades K-8 are invited to participate in this… Rock
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live @ Adler Theatre – January 23
Island Public Library - Downtown Library, 2pm Sat Dec 8
Island Public Library - Downtown Library, 2pm Sat Jan
Teen Holiday Craft Extravaganza!, make a variety 12 Children’s Crafternoon, this free, drop-in program Preschool Storytime, Tue.-Fri. at 10am and Mon. at
of holiday crafts; all materials provided; free;… Moline is fun for children of all… Silvis Public Library, 4pm Wed 6:30pm; for information, call 563-344-4175… Bettendorf
Public Library, 3:30pm Tue Dec 11 Child’s Play: Create, Explore, Experience, on Feb 20 Public Library, Mon Dec 3 thru Fri Dec 14
Saturdays; designed for preschoolers, but all welcome;
Petite Picassos, art and story program for ages five rotating programs… Bettendorf Public Library, 10am Sat Make Your Own Marionette, for ages 6+; design and Pre-School Story Time, on Mondays & Thursdays;
and under; use… Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Jan 12 thru Sat Jan 26 create your own functioning marionette using beads, enjoy stories, songs, and fun activities… River Valley
Branch, 10:30am Wed Dec 12 straws, and strings; free; for information, call 563-326- District Library, 10am Mon Dec 3 thru Thu Dec 27
Petite Picassos, hands-on creation experience for ages 7832, Davenport Public Library - Main, 321 Main Street,
Christmas Crafts, get in the holiday spirit with a five and under includes a… Rock Island Public Library - Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Mon Feb 25 Homeschool Bookclub, on Tuesdays; for grades 3-5;
night of Christmas crafts; free; for information, call 30/31 Branch, 10:30am Tue Jan 15 books will be provided and picked up at the library; free;
563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Fairmount for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public

STORIES
Street Branch, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA, Petite Picassos, hands-on creation experience for ages Library - Fairmount Street Branch, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
DavenportLibrary.com, 6pm Thu Dec 13 five and under includes a… Rock Island Public Library - Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 1pm Tue Dec 4

Creativity Lab, for grades K-5; a different art activity
Southwest Branch, 10:30am Wed Jan 23
November & December Santa Stories, a special holiday storytime dedicated to
each session; free;… Moline Public Library, 6pm Thu Beginning Cartooning, for grades K-5; free; for jolly ol’ St. Nick; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Dec 13 information, call 309-524-2470… Moline Public Library, Pre-School Story Time, enjoy stories, songs, and fun Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000
10:30am Sat Jan 26 activities… River Valley District Library, 10am Thu Nov Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6pm
Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead! Winter Slime, create your 29 Wed Dec 5
very own sensory seasonal slime; for ages 8… Silvis
Public Library, 11am Sat Dec 15
February Preschool Storytime, stories and more for ages 3-5; Yoga & Stories, on Wednesdays; for information, call
free; for… Moline Public Library, 10am Thu Nov 29 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com…
Homeschool STEM, program of fun activities Petite Picassos, hands-on creation experience for ages Bettendorf Public Library, 6:30pm Wed Dec 5 and Wed
including using zSpace computers, Strawbees and five and under includes a… Rock Island Public Library - Tales for Tots!, ages birth to age three and a caregiver Dec 12
engineering crafts; free; for information, call 563-326- Downtown Library, 10:30am Fri Feb 1 are… Bettendorf Public Library, 6:30pm Thu Nov 29
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Saturdays; designed for preschoolers, but all welcome; all ages welcome, but songs and stories will appeal to a book together; we will discuss the book and do some
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7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA,
6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, Little Makers, on Wednesdays; we’ll have plenty of DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Thu Nov 29 DavenportLibrary.com, 6:30pm Wed Dec 5 thru Wed
2pm Thu Dec 20 craft supplies and a special project each week; free; for Dec 19
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library Together Time Tales: Native American Folklore,
Petite Picassos, art and story program for ages five - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport experience elements of the Great Plains Native American Evening Story Time for Littles, a chance for our
and under; use… Rock Island Public Library - Downtown IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 3:30pm Wed Feb 6 thru Wed culture with… Silvis Public Library, 6pm Thu Nov 29 youngest patrons to enjoy a story and… Moline Public
Library, 10:30am Fri Dec 21 Feb 27 Library, 6pm Wed Dec 5
Preschool Storytime, for information, call 563-344-
Arctic Slime, stop by to make a wintery version of Petite Picassos, hands-on creation experience for ages 4175… Bettendorf Public Library, 10am Fri Nov 30 Reading Assistance Dogs, for information, call
everyone favorite science project; free; for information, five and under includes a… Rock Island Public Library - 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com…
call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Southwest Branch, 10:30am Wed Feb 13 Baby Storytime, kids enjoy stories, music, and Bettendorf Public Library, 6pm Thu Dec 6
Street Branch, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA, movement; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
DavenportLibrary.com, 11am Wed Dec 26 Creativity Lab, for grades K-5; a different art activity Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch, Tales for Tots!, on Thursdays; ages birth to age three
each session; free;… Moline Public Library, 6pm Thu 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary. and a caregiver are… Bettendorf Public Library, 6:30pm
January Feb 14 com, 10am Fri Nov 30 Thu Dec 6 and Thu Dec 13

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craft supplies and a special project each week; free; for Library, 11am Sat Feb 16 Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm Sat Dec 1 Thu Dec 6 and Thu Dec 27
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
- Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport Petite Picassos, hands-on creation experience for ages Junior Theatre Workshop: Frog & Toad, join us as Toddler Tale Storytimes, on Fridays; stories, songs,
IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 3:30pm Wed Jan 2 thru Wed five and under includes a… Rock Island Public Library - our friends from Junior Theatre read stories and lead us and a craft around a new… Rock Island Public Library -
Jan 30 30/31 Branch, 10:30am Tue Feb 19 in acting games based on “A Year with Frog & Toad”; free; Downtown Library, 10:30am Fri Dec 7 and Fri Dec 14
for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public
Creativity Lab, for grades K-5; a different art activity Salt Painting, for ages 6+; unleash your inner artist Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Baby Storytime, on Fridays; kids enjoy stories, music,
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Jan 10 Epson salts; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch,
Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch, Tales for Tots!, on Mondays; ages birth to age three 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.
STEAM-azing: Strawbees Inventor Kit, for grades 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary. and a caregiver are… Bettendorf Public Library, 10am com, 10am Fri Dec 7 thru Fri Dec 28
K-6; use key-shaped bits of recycled plastic that… Rock com, 4pm Tue Feb 19 Mon Dec 3 thru Mon Dec 10
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STORIES / November & December Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 3:30pm Fri Jan 4 thru Fri Jan 25

Homeschool Book Explorers, book club for
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- Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport
Read to a Dog, QC CAN’s Reading Assistance Dogs are IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 1pm Mon Jan 7
specially trained, along with their handler, to provide
the environment needed to help children improve their Circle Time Storytime, on Mondays for ages 2-5; this
reading skills; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, storytime will be all about getting ready for school by
Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 developing a love of literature, learning pre-reading
Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, skills, and having fun; free; for information, call
5:30pm Mon Dec 10 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Fairmount
Street Branch, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA,
Winter Tales, join us for winter-themed stories, songs, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Mon Jan 7 thru Mon Jan
and activities; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, 28
Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000
Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Story Time for Littles, on Mondays; a chance for our
Tue Dec 11 youngest patrons to enjoy… Moline Public Library, Mon
Jan 7 thru Mon Jan 28
Toddler Tale Storytimes, on Tuesdays; stories, songs,
and a craft around a new… Rock Island Public Library - Preschool Storytime, Tue.-Fri. at 10am and Mon. at
30/31 Branch, 10:30am Tue Dec 11 and Tue Dec 18 6:30pm; for information, call 563-344-4175… Bettendorf
Public Library, Mon Jan 7 thru Thu Jan 31
Winter Tales, join us for winter-themed stories, songs,
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Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch, and a caregiver… Bettendorf Public Library, Mon Jan 7
3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary. thru Thu Jan 31
com, 10am Mon Dec 17
Pajama Storytime, join us for bedtime stories, songs,
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around a new… Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch,
Branch, 10:30am Wed Dec 19 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 6pm Tue Jan 8
Evening Story Time for Littles, a chance for our
youngest patrons to enjoy a story and… Moline Public Toddler Tales Storytimes, stories, songs, and a craft
Library, 6pm Wed Dec 19 for ages five and under;… Rock Island Public Library -
30/31 Branch, 10:30am Tue Jan 8
Together Time Tales: Stuffed Animal Sleepover!,
children will drop off a stuffed animal for a sleepover… Circle Time Storytime, on Tuesdays; we will talk, sing,
Silvis Public Library, 6pm Thu Dec 20 play, and read during this storytime created with early
literacy skills in mind; a perfect place to have fun with
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and a craft; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Davenport Public Library - Main, 321 Main Street, Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern
Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Thu Dec 20 Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 9:30am Tue
Jan 8 thru Tue Jan 29
January Toddler Tales Storytimes, stories, songs, and a craft
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youngest patrons to enjoy a story and… Moline Public
Library, 6pm Wed Jan 2 Yoga & Stories, on Wednesdays; for information, call
563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com…
Night Owl Storytime, on Wednesdays; a special Bettendorf Public Library, 6:30pm Wed Jan 9 thru Wed
storytime to end your day and start to unwind; easy yoga Jan 30
and meditation may be included in the dancing, stories
and activities chosen with relaxation for the whole family Book Explorers: Junior/Senior Book Club,
in mind; feel free to wear your PJ’s and bring your favorite for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@
stuffed toy; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm
Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 Sat Jan 12
Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6pm
Wed Jan 2 thru Wed Jan 30 Saturday Storytime, enjoy a morning of songs,
stories, and activities; free; for information, call 563-326-
Toddler Storytime, on Wednesdays for ages 2-5; 7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch,
music, movement, and stories; free; for information, call 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com,
563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Fairmount 10am Sat Jan 12
Street Branch, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Wed Jan 2 thru Wed Jan Ugly: A Memoir, for grades 3-5; a discussion of
30 Robert Hoge’s book with… Rock Island Public Library -
Downtown Library, 1pm Sat Jan 12
Preschool Story Time, on Thursdays, for ages 36
months thru pre-K; age-appropriate stories… Moline Read to a Dog, QC CAN’s Reading Assistance Dogs are
Public Library, 10am Thu Jan 3 thru Thu Jan 31 specially trained, along with their handler, to provide
the environment needed to help children improve their
Toddler Storytime, on Thursdays; msic, movement, reading skills; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
and stories for ages 18 months to 3 years; free; for Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com,
- Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport 5:30pm Mon Jan 14
IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 3:30pm Thu Jan 3 thru Thu
Jan 31 Big/Little Book Club, book club for Littles (kids in
3rd-5th grade) and their bigs (adults or older siblings)
Together Time Tales, on Thursdays; for families with to read a book together; we will discuss the book and
children in 3rd grade and… Silvis Public Library, 6pm do some book-related crafts and activities; free; for
Thu Jan 3 thru Thu Jan 31 information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
- Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport
Baby Storytime, on Fridays; for ages 2-5; featuring IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6:30pm Wed Jan 16
books, songs, rhymes, and more; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Evening Story Time for Littles, a chance for our
Street Branch, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA, youngest patrons to enjoy a story and… Moline Public
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Fri Jan 4 thru Fri Jan 25 Library, 6pm Wed Jan 16

Preschool Storytime, on Fridays; stories, songs, Family Storytime, join us as the library and local
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songs, play time, and more; free; for information, call Evening Story Time for Littles, a chance for our
563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Main, 321 Main youngest patrons to enjoy a story and… Moline Public
Street, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Thu Library, 6pm Wed Feb 6
Jan 17
Night Owl Storytime, on Wednesdays; a special
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for ages five and under;… Rock Island Public Library - and meditation may be included in the dancing, stories
Downtown Library, 10:30am Fri Jan 18 and activities chosen with relaxation for the whole
family in mind; feel free to wear your PJ’s and bring your
Story Travelers, for information, call 563-344-4175 or favorite stuffed toy; free; for information, call 563-326-
e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public 7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch,
Library, 2pm Sat Jan 19 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com,
6pm Wed Feb 6 thru Wed Feb 27
Moline Public Library Winter Reading Program,
for grades K-5; free; for information, call… Moline Public Toddler Storytime, on Wednesdays for ages 2-5;
Library, Sat Jan 19 thru Thu Jan 31 music, movement, and stories; free; for information, call
563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Fairmount
Toddler Tales Storytimes, stories, songs, and a craft Street Branch, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA,
for ages five and under;… Rock Island Public Library - DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Wed Feb 6 thru Wed
30/31 Branch, 10:30am Tue Jan 22 Feb 27

Evening Preschool Story Time, for ages 36 months Yoga & Stories, on Wednesdays; for information, call
thru pre-K; age-appropriate stories and activities… 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com…
Moline Public Library, 6pm Mon Jan 28 Bettendorf Public Library, 6:30pm Wed Feb 6 thru Wed
Feb 27
Toddler Tales Storytimes, stories, songs, and a craft Lindsey Stirling @ TaxSlayer Center – December 6
for ages five and under;… Rock Island Public Library - Reading Assistance Dogs, for information, call
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Preschool Storytime, Tue.-Fri. at 10am and Mon. at Story Time for Littles, on Mondays; a chance for our Bettendorf Public Library, 6pm Thu Feb 7
February 6:30pm; for information, call 563-344-4175… Bettendorf
Public Library, Fri Feb 1 thru Thu Feb 28
youngest patrons to enjoy… Moline Public Library, Mon
Feb 4 thru Mon Feb 25 Toddler Storytime, on Thursdays; msic, movement,
and stories for ages 18 months to 3 years; free; for
Moline Public Library Winter Reading Program, Junior Theatre: Aesop’s Fables, join us as our Tales for Tots!, on Mondays; ages birth to age three information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
for grades K-5; free; for information, call… Moline Public friends from Junior Theatre read stories and lead us in and a caregiver… Bettendorf Public Library, Mon Feb 4 - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport
Library, Fri Feb 1 thru Sat Feb 16 acting games based on their new production; free; for thru Thu Feb 28 IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 3:30pm Thu Feb 7 thru Thu
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library Feb 28
Baby Storytime, on Fridays; for ages 2-5; featuring - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport Circle Time Storytime, on Tuesdays; we will talk, sing,
books, songs, rhymes, and more; free; for information, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Sat Feb 2 play, and read during this storytime created with early Together Time Tales, on Thursdays; for families with
call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Fairmount literacy skills in mind; a perfect place to have fun with children in 3rd grade and… Silvis Public Library, 6pm
Street Branch, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA, Circle Time Storytime, on Mondays for ages 2-5; your child while exploring letters, words, and stories; Thu Feb 7 thru Thu Feb 28
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Fri Feb 1 thru Fri Feb 22 this storytime will be all about getting ready for free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
school by developing a love of literature, learning Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Toddler Tales Storytimes, stories, songs, and a craft
Preschool Storytime, on Fridays; stories, songs, pre-reading skills, and having fun; Davenport Public Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 9:30am Tue for ages five and under;… Rock Island Public Library -
and crafts for preschoolers; free; for information, call Library - Fairmount Street Branch, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Feb 5 thru Tue Feb 26 Downtown Library, 10:30am Fri Feb 8
563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Mon Feb 4
Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, thru Mon Feb 25 Book Explorers: Junior/Senior Book Club,
DavenportLibrary.com, 3:30pm Fri Feb 1 thru Fri Feb 22 for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@
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to read a book together; we will discuss the book and
STORIES / February do some book-related crafts and activities; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library
- Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport
IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6:30pm Wed Feb 20
bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm
Sat Feb 9 Toddler Tales Storytimes, stories, songs, and a craft
for ages five and under;… Rock Island Public Library -
Saturday Storytime, enjoy a morning of songs, Southwest Branch, 10:30am Wed Feb 20
stories, and activities; free; for information, call 563-326-
7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, Evening Story Time for Littles, a chance for our
6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, youngest patrons to enjoy a story and… Moline Public
10am Sat Feb 9 Library, 6pm Wed Feb 20

What Was the Great Chicago Fire?, for grades 3-5; a Family Storytime, join us as the library and local
discussion of Janet B. Pascal’s book… Rock Island Public organization Unite in Motherhood present stories,
Library - Downtown Library, 1pm Sat Feb 9 songs, play time, and more; free; for information, call
563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Main, 321 Main
Read to a Dog, QC CAN’s Reading Assistance Dogs are Street, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Thu
specially trained, along with their handler, to provide Feb 21
the environment needed to help children improve their
reading skills; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, The Cat in the Hat Comes Back, family event based
Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 on the Dr. Seuss book; free; for… Moline Public Library,
Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6pm Thu Feb 21
5:30pm Mon Feb 11
Evening Preschool Story Time, for ages 36 months
Pajama Storytime, join us for bedtime stories, songs, thru pre-K; age-appropriate stories and activities…
rhymes, and fun; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Moline Public Library, 6pm Mon Feb 25
Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch,
Kent Burnside @ The Redstone Room – January 4
3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary. Toddler Tales Storytimes, stories, songs, and a craft
com, 6pm Tue Feb 12 for ages five and under;… Rock Island Public Library - Teen Advisory Board, on Thursdays; hang out, eat Magic: The Gathering Club, on Wednesdays;
30/31 Branch, 10:30am Tue Feb 26 snacks, and share your ideas about how to make the for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@
Putnam Preschool, for ages 5 & under; engaging library awesome; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library,
science experiences and hands-on… Rock Island Public Toddler Tales Storytimes, stories, songs, and a craft Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch, 2:45pm Wed Dec 5 thru Wed Dec 19
Library - 30/31 Branch, 10:30am Tue Feb 12 for ages five and under;… Rock Island Public Library - 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.
Southwest Branch, 10:30am Wed Feb 27 com, 6:30pm Thu Nov 29 STEAM Program, on Wednesdays; themed
Toddler Tales Storytimes, on Fridays; stories, songs, programming for grades K-5; free; for information,…
and a craft for ages five and under;… Rock Island Public The Great Pioneer Quest STEM Project, join local Moline Public Library, 2pm Wed Dec 5 thru Wed Dec 19
Library - Downtown Library, 10:30am Fri Feb 8 and Fri
Feb 15 LIBRARY EVENTS science teacher Mrs. Herrmann to see if you… River
Valley District Library, 6pm Thu Nov 29 Teen Gaming, on Wednesdays; try out new games and

Story Travelers, for information, call 563-344-4175 or November & December Young Adult Tabletop Roleplaying, on Tue. &
gaming systems; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch,
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Library, 2pm Sat Feb 16 Circa ‘21 Pinocchio Visit, for grades preK-6; Pinocchio bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm com, 3pm Wed Dec 5 thru Wed Dec 26
will be visiting from the Circa ‘21… Rock Island Public Thu Nov 29
Big/Little Book Club, book club for Littles (kids in Library - Downtown Library, 6pm Thu Nov 29 Teen Advisory Group, here’s your chance to have
3rd-5th grade) and their bigs (adults or older siblings) Letters to Santa, at all Rock Island libraries; pick up a input on library services and… Moline Public Library,
form and have your child… Thu Mov 29 thru Sat Dec 15 2pm Thu Dec 6

Lego Club, for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail Teen Advisory Board, on Thursdays; hang out, eat
info@bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library, snacks, and share your ideas about how to make the
11:30am Sat Dec 1 library awesome; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch,
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town, children of all ages 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.
will enjoy a time to meet… Moline Public Library, 2pm com, 6:30pm Thu Dec 6 thru Thu Dec 13
Sat Dec 1
Teen Library Council Meeting, join us for the
Santa at the Cafe, activities, pictures, and snacks in meeting to receive your member card… East Moline
the Java Lab Cafe; free; for… Moline Public Library, 9am Public Library, 4pm Fri Dec 7
Sat Dec 1
Minute to Win It Games, join us for an action-packed
Homework Heroes, on Mondays; get help solving and hilarious afternoon of minute-long challenges and
your homework conundrums; be a… Silvis Public Library, games; practice your team-building, use your problem-
4pm Mon Dec 3 thru Mon Dec 17 solving skills and complete your challenges in a minute
or less to win; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Teen Advisory Board, on Mondays; hang out, eat Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000
snacks, and share your ideas on how to make the library Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm
awesome; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Sat Dec 8
Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000
Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, KinderNature, fun and hands-on learning with your
6:30pm Mon Dec 3 thru Mon Dec 17 3-5 year old;each child… Quad City Botanical Center,
10:30am Tue Dec 11
Teen Volunteer Night, fulfill needed service hours
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5:30pm Tue Dec 4 gaming, on the library’s Wii U, XBox… Rock Island Public
Library - Downtown Library, 5:30pm Tue Dec 11
STEAM Homeschool Workshop, for information, call
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Bettendorf Public Library, 11:30am Tue Dec 4 info@bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library,
11:30am Sat Dec 15
Teen/Tween Table Top Role Playing, on Tuesdays;
for those who enjoy games such as Pathfinder… Moline Who-ville Who-bilation, dress up in your finest, or
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Young Adult Tabletop Roleplaying, on Tue. & Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000
Thu.; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@ Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm
bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm Sat Dec 15
Tue Dec 4 thru Thu Dec 20
Doctor Who Night, enjoy Doctor Who clips and
Play & Grow, for ages three & under and a caregiver; behind the scenes interviews, snacks… Rock Island
sing, read,… Rock Island Public Library - Southwest Public Library - Downtown Library, 5:30pm Tue Dec 18
Branch, 10:30am Wed Dec 5
STEAM Homeschool Workshop, for information, call
After School Kids Lab, on Wednesdays; for 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com…
information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@ Bettendorf Public Library, 11:30am Tue Dec 18
bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm
Wed Dec 5 thru Wed Dec 19
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Teen Advisory Board Meeting, the meeting will Teen Advisory Group, here’s your chance to have Teen Volunteer Night, fulfill needed service hours Library - Fairmount Street Branch, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
consist of Christmas in Silvis review and… Silvis Public input on library services and… Moline Public Library, or use on job applications; we… Silvis Public Library, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6pm Thu Jan 24
Library, 6:30pm Tue Dec 18 2pm Thu Jan 3 5:30pm Tue Jan 15
Putnam Preschool, for ages 5 & under; engaging
Teen Volunteer Council, hang out, eat snacks, and Pop with a Cop, the Silvis Police Department will be Putnam Preschool, for ages 5 & under; engaging science experiences and hands-on… Rock Island Public
share your ideas on how to make the library awesomne; stopping by to hang… Silvis Public Library, 5:30pm Tue science experiences and hands-on… Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library, 10:30am Fri Jan 25
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Jan 8 Library - Southwest Branch, 10:30am Wed Jan 16
Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch, 3000 N. Chess Club, for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail
Fairmount St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, Girls Who Code, on Tuesdays; for girls in grades Escape to Narnia, family event based on the C.S. Lewis info@bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library,
4pm Tue Dec 18 6-12 who are interested in learning how to code; free; books; free; for… Moline Public Library, 2pm Sat Jan 19 11:30am Sat Jan 26
for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public
Christmas Around the World!, for grades 6 & under; Library - Fairmount Street Branch, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Fortnite, hang out with other teens and play Fortnite; Teen Video Contest: Stop Motion Workshop,
East Moline Library has been… East Moline Public Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4:30pm Tue Jan 8 free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport lhow to make a simple stop-motion video; free; for
Library, 5:30pm Wed Dec 19 thru Tue Jan 29 Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch, 3000 N. information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public
Fairmount St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, Library - Fairmount Street Branch, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Holiday Cookie Magic, cookies, frosting, and sprinkles Library Playgroup, on Tuesdays; meet with other 2pm Sat Jan 19 Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 1pm Sat Jan 26
all provided, all you need to bring is your own creativity; parents and caregivers during open play time with your
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport children; a variety of toys and activities will be available Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead! Geronimo Stilton Party, Homework Heroes, on Mondays; get help solving
Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern for you and your child to enjoy; free; for information, celebrate the ‘famouse’ journalist and editor of The your homework conundrums; be a… Silvis Public Library,
Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Fri call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Rodent’s Gazette;… Silvis Public Library, 11am Sat Jan 19 4pm Mon Jan 28
Dec 21 Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Tue Jan 8 thru Tue Jan 29 STEM Night, for ges 6+; join us every month for Putnam Preschool, for ages 5 & under; engaging
Minecraft, hang out with other kids and play Minecraft learning and fun; we’ll experiment with Squishy Circuits, science experiences and hands-on… Rock Island Public
using the library’s server; free; for information, call STEAM Homeschool Workshop, on Tuesdays; build with Strawbees, and more; free; for information, Library - 30/31 Branch, 10:30am Tue Jan 29
563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Main, 321 Main for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@ call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Fairmount
Street, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 3pm Fri bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library, Street Branch, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA, Teen Advisory Board: Awards Night, the meeting
Dec 21 11:30am Tue Jan 8 thru Tue Jan 29 DavenportLibrary.com, 6pm Tue Jan 22 will consist of awards ceremony and regular scheduled…
Silvis Public Library, 6:30pm Tue Jan 29
Stuffed Animal Brunch, children will be reunited with Teen/Tween Table Top Role Playing, on Tuesdays; Teen Winter Library Olympics, prove that you’ve got
their stuffed animals, eat brunch… Silvis Public Library, for those who enjoy games such as Pathfinder… Moline what it takes to take Gold… Silvis Public Library, 5:30pm Gaming Night, for ages 8 & up; check out our Wii U…
10am Sat Dec 22 Public Library, 4pm Tue Jan 8 thru Tue Jan 29 Tue Jan 22 Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library, 5:30pm
Thu Jan 31
Lego Club, for ages 5-11; design and build your own Young Adult Tabletop Roleplaying, on Tue. & Homeschool Hangout, a short information literacy
masterpiece to… Silvis Public Library, 4pm Thu Dec 27 Thu.; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@ presentation will highlight library resources, followed Lego Club, for ages 5-11; design and build your own
bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm by a time for discussion and snacks; an easy project masterpiece to… Silvis Public Library, 4pm Thu Jan 31
Winter Chess Tournament, players will compete Tue Jan 8 thru Thu Jan 31 for students will be available; free; for information, call
in a first round where they will play online against
a computer opponent; free; for information, call Anime-Manga Club, join us for discussions about all
563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Main, 321 Main
Street, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 11am Thu February
563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Fairmount things Anime and Manga,… Silvis Public Library, 5pm Jan 24
Street Branch, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA, Wed Jan 9 Lego Party, come build with us and enjoy Lego-
DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Thu Dec 27 Hug-a-Book Dance Party, dance your way into early themed snacks, crafts, and fun; free; for information,
After School Kids Lab, on Wednesdays; for learning with a fun dance-along… Rock Island Public call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Fairmount
No-Slumber Slumber Party, it’s pajama day at the information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@ Library - Downtown Library, 6pm Thu Jan 24 Street Branch, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA,
library; bring your favorite stuffed toy and blankie; bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Sat Feb 2
games, snacks, and loads of slumber-party fun, but no Wed Jan 9 thru Wed Jan 30 Libros y Amigos, join us as the Library and LULAC
sleeping allowed; free; for information, call 563-326- present our first bilingual storytime; free; for Winter Carnival, for information, call 563-344-4175 or
7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, Magic: The Gathering Club, on Wednesdays; information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public
6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@ Library, 9am Sat Feb 2
2pm Fri Dec 28 bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library,

THEATRE
2:45pm Wed Jan 9 thru Wed Jan 30
STEM: Oreo Taste Test, patrons ages 6 and up
are invited to learn about their sense of taste as they STEAM Program, on Wednesdays; themed
sample different Oreo flavors; free; for information, call programming for grades K-5; free; for information,…
563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Fairmount
Street Branch, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA,
Moline Public Library, 2pm Wed Jan 9 thru Wed Jan 30 Countryside Community Theatre’s A Christmas Carol
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Fri Dec 28 Teen Advisory Board, hang out, eat snacks, learn
about volunteer opportunities, and more; free; for
Friday, December 14, through Sunday, December 22 @ Boll’s Community Center,
Teen Oreo Taste-Off!, taste and rank a variety of Oreo information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public 428 South River Drive, Princeton, IA
cookie flavors; free;… East Moline Public Library, 2pm Library - Fairmount Street Branch, 3000 N. Fairmount
Sat Dec 29 St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6:30pm Thu
Jan 10 A midst the joys and festivities of the season, it
wouldn’t be the holidays if they didn’t also come
January Play & Grow Time, talk, sing, read, and play to early
complete with a hearty cry of “Bah, humbug!” And
from December 14 through 26, Countryside Com-
literacy; activities, structured… Rock Island Public
Teen Gaming, on Wednesdays; try out new games and Library - Downtown Library, 10:30am Fri Jan 11 munity Theatre will deliver that cry – along with mes-
gaming systems; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, sages of hope and wonder and scores of beautiful
Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch, Anime Night, teens watch Anime online, enjoy music – in the Boll’s Community Center production
3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary. Japanese snacks, learn to write… Rock Island Public of A Christmas Carol, the seasonal delight boasting
com, 3pm Wed Jan 2 thru Wed Jan 30 Library - Downtown Library, 5:30pm Tue Jan 15 music and lyrics by Danny White and a book by the
show’s director Tristan Tapscott.
Based on the Charles Dickens classic, A
Countryside Community Theatre’s A Christmas
Christmas Carol tells the tale of the curmudgeonly
Ebenezer Scrooge, who is visited by the ghosts of Carol – December 14 through 26
Christmases Past, Present, and Future, and of whom hope to change his destiny and save his soul. As
audiences hear stories from Scrooge’s life, they travel back and forward in time, and through a series of
strange and magical journeys and colorful characters, the miserly old man ultimately discovers the true
spirit of the holiday season. Tapscott’s and White’s adaptation of A Christmas Carol debuted in 2012 at the
former District Theatre in Rock Island and quickly became a holiday favorite, enjoying popular runs in 2013,
2014, and 2015. The 2013 version of the show was recorded live and aired on WQPT on Christmas Eve
and Christmas Day, and according to the River Cities’ Reader’s Thom White, the production “is remarkable
for Tapscott’s handling of the narrative and White’s cleverly crafted lyrics and gorgeous instrumentation.”
Directed by Tapscott – who has also helmed area productions of such theatre classics as The Sound of
Music and The Mousetrap – and music directed by Cindy Ramos, A Christmas Carol finds Scrooge again
played by Doug Kutzlie, who originated the role in its 2012 presentation and was recently seen in the Circa
‘21 Dinner Playhouse’s The Bridges of Madison County and The Rocky Horror Show. Other original cast
members include Sara Kutzli, Martha Behnke, and Wendy Czekalski, playing the Ghost of Christmas Past,
Fan, and Mrs. Cratchit, respectively, with Lillian Cobert returning for her fourth production of the show, this
time playing Belle and Emma. Popular Quad Cities actor Patrick Gimm, meanwhile, steps into the roles
of Jacob Marley and Old Joe, and the rest of the ensemble is composed of 10 additional area talents:
Cecilia Behnke, Laney Chandler, Scarlet Chandler, Sara Diericx, Payton Haack. Joshua Malone, Analisa
Percuoco, Jim Schneider, Emily Stutting, and Justin Tegeiler.
A Christmas Carol will be staged at Princeton’s Boll’s Community Center on December 14, 15, 20, 21,
and 22 at 7:30 p.m., and on December 26 at 2:30 p.m. Admission is $15, and more information and tickets
are available by e-mailing cctonstage@hotmail.com or visiting CCTOnStage.com.
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LIBRARY EVENTS / February presentation will highlight library resources, followed
by a time for discussion and snacks; an easy project
for students will be available; free; for information, call
563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Main, 321 Main
Homeschool Book Explorers, book club for Street, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 11am Thu
homeschooled kids in 3rd through 5th grade; we’ll Feb 28
discuss a book and work on crafts and activities; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library Lego Club, for ages 5-11; design and build your own
- Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport masterpiece to… Silvis Public Library, 4pm Thu Feb 28
IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 1pm Mon Feb 4

Homework Heroes, get help solving your homework THEATRE
conundrums; be a hero yourself… Silvis Public Library,
4pm Mon Feb 4 thru Mon Feb 25 Performances
Play & Grow Time, talk, sing, read, and play to early Disney on Ice: Frozen, be a part of Anna’s adventure
literacy; activities, structured… Rock Island Public to find her sister,… TaxSlayer Center, 7pm Thu Nov 29
Library - 30/31 Branch, 10:30am Tue Feb 5 thru Sun Dec 2

Teen Volunteer Night, fulfill needed service hours Pinocchio, family-musical adaptation of the fairytale
or use on job applications; we… Silvis Public Library, classic; scheduled show-only and brunch… Circa ‘21
5:30pm Tue Feb 5 Dinner Playhouse, Fri Nov 30 thru Sat Dec 29

Girls Who Code, on Tuesdays; for girls in grades 6-12 Annie, Tony-winning family musical based on the “Little
who are interested in coding; free; for information, call Orphan Annie” comic… Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, Fri
563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Nov 30 thru Sun Dec 30
Street Branch, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 4:30pm Tue Feb 5 thru Tue Honk, Jr., family-comedy musical retelling of the classic
Feb 26 ugly duckling story, directed… Galvin Fine Arts Center,
Quad City Arts Visiting Artists Antics @ St. Ambrose University – February 2 3pm Sat Dec 1 and Sun Dec 2
Library Playgroup, on Tuesdays; meet with other
parents and caregivers during open play time with your A Kids Only Holiday Variety Show!, enjoy the
children; a variety of toys and activities will be available STEAM Program, on Wednesdays; themed Teen Advisory Board, hang out, eat snacks, learn holidays with great music, song, dance and more…
for you and your child to enjoy; free; for information, programming for grades K-5; free; for information,… about volunteer opportunities, and more; free; for Ohnward Fine Arts Center, 3pm Sat Dec 1
call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Moline Public Library, 2pm Wed Feb 6 thru Wed Feb 27 information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public
Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, Library - Fairmount Street Branch, 3000 N. Fairmount Junie B. Jones in “Jingle Bells, Batman Smells”,
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Tue Feb 5 thru Tue Feb 26 Teen Gaming, on Wednesdays; try out new games and St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6:30pm Thu holiday-themed family comedy based on the best-
gaming systems; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Feb 14 selling book series by Barbara… University of Dubuque’s
STEAM Homeschool Workshop, on Tuesdays; Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch, Heritage Center, 2pm Sun Dec 2
for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@ 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary. Fortnite, hang out with other teens and play Fortnite;
bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library, com, 3pm Wed Feb 6 thru Wed Feb 27 free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport The Happy Elf, composer/lyricist Harry Connick Jr.’s
11:30am Tue Feb 5 thru Tue Feb 26 Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch, 3000 N. holiday-themed musical-comedy; Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sat.
Teen Advisory Group, here’s your chance to have Fairmount St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, &… The Spotlight Theatre, Thu Dec 6 thru Sun Dec 9
Teen/Tween Table Top Role Playing, on Tuesdays; input on library services and… Moline Public Library, 2pm Sat Feb 16
for those who enjoy games such as Pathfinder… Moline 2pm Thu Feb 7 The 12 Days of Christmas, family holiday production
Public Library, 4pm Tue Feb 5 thru Tue Feb 26 Spy Academy, train like a spy when you create your presented by Young Footliters Youth Theatre; free;…
Lego Club, for information, call 563-344-4175 or own alias; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Herbert Hoover Presidential Library & Museum, 7pm Fri
Young Adult Tabletop Roleplaying, on Tue. & e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Davenport Public Library - Fairmount Street Branch, Dec 7 and Sat Dec 8
Thu.; for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@ Library, 11:30am Sat Feb 9 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.
bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm com, 10am Sat Feb 16 Disney’s Beauty & the Beast, City Circle Acting
Tue Feb 5 thru Thu Feb 28 STEAM-azing: Circuits, for grades K-6; fun, hands-on Company of Coralville’s presentation of the Tony-
projects based on concepts in… Rock Island Public Putnam Preschool, for ages 5 & under; engaging winning… Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, Fri
Putnam Preschool, for ages 5 & under; engaging Library - Downtown Library, 2pm Sat Feb 9 science experiences and hands-on… Rock Island Public Dec 7 thru Sun Dec 16
science experiences and hands-on… Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library, 10:30am Fri Feb 22
Library - Southwest Branch, 10:30am Wed Feb 6 YouTube Video Night, for ages 12 to 18; learn how to A Christmas Carol, Countryside Community Theatre
make a… Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library, Chess Club, for information, call 563-344-4175 or presents the musical version of Charles Dickens’…
Teen Valentine Treats, treat yourselves to some 5:30pm Tue Feb 12 e-mail info@bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Princeton Boll’s Community Center, Fri Dec 14 thru Sat
delicious No Bake sweets you’ll learn… Silvis Public Library, 11:30am Sat Feb 23 Dec 22
Library, 4:30pm Wed Feb 6 Anime-Manga Club: Book Share, join us for
discussions about all things Anime and Manga,… Silvis STEM Night, for ges 6+; join us every month for A Christmas Story, stage version of the holiday-movie
After School Kids Lab, on Wednesdays; for Public Library, 5pm Wed Feb 13 learning and fun; we’ll experiment with Squishy Circuits, classic presented in the Broadway… Adler Theatre,
information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@ build with Strawbees, and more; free; for information, 7:30pm Tue Dec 18
bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library, 3pm Fancy Nancy Party, dress in your fanciest attire as we call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Fairmount
Wed Feb 6 thru Wed Feb 27 celebrate all things Fancy Nancy with crafts, activities, Street Branch, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport IA, Eulenspiegel Puppet Theater: Winter Break
and snacks; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, DavenportLibrary.com, 6pm Tue Feb 26 Show, title TBA, at 11am & 2pm; for information, call 319-
Magic: The Gathering Club, on Wednesdays; Davenport Public Library - Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 627-2487… Owl Glass Puppetry Center, 2pm Fri Dec 28
for information, call 563-344-4175 or e-mail info@ Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Teen Advisory Board Meeting, join us for your
bettendorflibrary.com… Bettendorf Public Library, Thu Feb 14 chance to vote on new YA… Silvis Public Library, 6:30pm
2:45pm Wed Feb 6 thru Wed Feb 27 Tue Feb 26
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Disney’s Newsies, Tony-winning musical based on the theatre terminology, improvisation, characterization, and exercises, puppetry builds strong motor and challenge; physicality, characterization, and vocalization
1992 movie; Fri., Sat., Wed.,… Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, vocal technique and physical skills; concludes with coordination skills, while developing the bonds skills are expanded upon; grow your skills and make
Wed Jan 16 thru Sat Feb 23 performance of a play; $130-150; for information of teamwork with fellow puppeteers; $130-150; your story larger than life; $130-150; for information
and to register, call 563-888-2227, Davenport for information and to register, call 563-888-2227, and to register, call 563-888-2227, Davenport
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live, live stage show Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA,
based on the #1 PBS KIDS TV series;… Adler Theatre, 6pm DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 7pm Mon Jan 14 IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 6:15pm Mon Jan 14 DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 6:15pm Tue Jan 15
Wed Jan 23
Acting for Ages 5-6, Mondays thru Apr. 1; this Acting for Ages 10-12, Tuesdays thru Apr. 2; this Teen Acting, Tuesdays thru Apr. 2; a great way to get
PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure, imaginative, high energy environment provides basic imaginative, high energy environment provides basic theatrical training, some onstage experience, and meet
all-new family-themed stage adventure with characters theatre terminology, improvisation, characterization, theatre terminology, improvisation, characterization, other teens from around the QCA who share an interest
from the Nickelodeon series;… TaxSlayer Center, 10am vocal technique and physical skills; concludes with vocal technique and physical skills; concludes with in theatre; $130-150; for information and to register, call
Sat Jan 26 thru Tue Jan 29 performance of a play; $130-150; for information performance of a play; $130-150; for information 563-888-2227, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern
and to register, call 563-888-2227, Davenport and to register, call 563-888-2227, Davenport Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 7pm
Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs, at 10am & 2pm; Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, Tue Jan 15
Missoula Children’s Theatre presents an original… DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 4pm Mon Jan 14 DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 4:15pm Tue Jan 15
University of Dubuque’s Heritage Center, Sat Jan 26 Acting for Ages 10-12, Wednesdays thru May 8; this
Acting for Ages 7-9, Mondays thru Apr. 1; this Acting for Ages 5-6, Tuesdays thru Apr. 2; this imaginative, high energy environment provides basic
Aesop’s Falables (A Rock Musical!), student- imaginative, high energy environment provides basic imaginative, high energy environment provides basic theatre terminology, improvisation, characterization,
performed musical-theatre version of Aesop’s Fables; theatre terminology, improvisation, characterization, theatre terminology, improvisation, characterization, vocal technique and physical skills; concludes with
Sat. & Sun. 1 & 4pm; $6-8 at the door; for information, call vocal technique and physical skills; concludes with vocal technique and physical skills; concludes with performance of a play; $130-150; for information
563-888-2227, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern performance of a play; $130-150; for information performance of a play; $130-150; for information and to register, call 563-888-2227, Davenport
Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 1pm and to register, call 563-888-2227, Davenport and to register, call 563-888-2227, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA,
Sat Feb 16 thru Sun Feb 24 Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 6pm Wed Jan 16
DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 4:30pm Mon Jan 14 DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5:45pm Tue Jan 15
Seussical Jr., the Penguin Project of the Quad Cities Acting for Ages 7-9, Wednesdays thru Apr. 3; this
presents a one-act version of the Tony-nominated Broadway for Ages 5-6, Mondays thru Apr. Acting for Ages 7-9, Tuesdays thru Apr. 2; this imaginative, high energy environment provides basic
storybook musical performed by special-needs 1; Broadway class develops storytelling and imaginative, high energy environment provides basic theatre terminology, improvisation, characterization,
students, in a collaboration between Augustana’s communication skills in a musical environment; theatre terminology, improvisation, characterization, vocal technique and physical skills; concludes with
Department of Theatre Arts and the Center for Living physical coordination and confidence flourish; no vocal technique and physical skills; concludes with performance of a play; $130-150; for information
Arts; directed by Dino & Tina Hayz; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, one is required to sing a solo (some may be offered), performance of a play; $130-150; for information and to register, call 563-888-2227, Davenport
Sun. 1:30pm; $12; for tickets and information, call 309- as this class is about building confidence; $130-150; and to register, call 563-888-2227, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA,
794-7306, Brunner Theatre Center, Augustana College, for information and to register, call 563-888-2227, Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, Wed Jan 16
3750 7th Ave., Rock Island IL, PenguinProject.org, Fri Feb Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5pm Tue Jan 15
22 thru Sun Feb 24 IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5:45pm Mon Jan 14 Broadway Babies for Ages 3-4, Wednesdays thru
Broadway for Ages 5-6, Tuesdays thru Apr. Apr. 3; explore storytelling through song and dance;
Creative Theatre Fun for Ages 3-4, Mondays 2; Broadway class develops storytelling and Broadway develops coordination and social skills
Classes thru Apr. 1; students explore creative role-play, mime, communication skills in a musical environment; through exercises, movement, crafts and games;
imaginary play, basic improvisation, movement, crafts, physical coordination and confidence flourish; no class concludes with a song onstage; $130-150;
Acting for Ages 10-12, Saturdays thru Apr. 6; this and games to develop a healthy & physical imagination; one is required to sing a solo (some may be offered), for information and to register, call 563-888-2227,
imaginative, high energy environment provides basic $130-150; for information and to register, call 563-888- as this class is about building confidence; $130-150; Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport
theatre terminology, improvisation, characterization, 2227, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., for information and to register, call 563-888-2227, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5:30pm Wed Jan 16
vocal technique and physical skills; concludes with Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5:15pm Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport
performance of a play; $130-150; for information Mon Jan 14 IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 4:30pm Tue Jan 15 Improv for Ages 10+, Wednesdays thru Apr. 3;
and to register, call 563-888-2227, Davenport through games and exercises, students develop
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, Intermediate Acting for Ages 8-10, Mondays thru Broadway for Ages 7-9, Tuesdays thru Apr. ability to think quickly and imaginatively; $130-150;
DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 11:15am Sat Jan 12 Apr. 1; building on skills learned in previous courses, 2; Broadway class develops storytelling and for information and to register, call 563-888-2227,
Intermediate Acting provides a greater learning communication skills in a musical environment; Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport
Acting for Ages 5-6, Saturdays thru Apr. 6; this challenge; physicality, characterization, and vocalization physical coordination and confidence flourish; no IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 7:15pm Wed Jan 16
imaginative, high energy environment provides basic skills are expanded upon; grow your skills and make one is required to sing a solo (some may be offered),
theatre terminology, improvisation, characterization, your story larger than life; $130-150; for information as this class is about building confidence; $130-150; Improv for Ages 5-6, Wednesdays thru Apr. 3; through
vocal technique and physical skills; concludes with and to register, call 563-888-2227, Davenport for information and to register, call 563-888-2227, games and exercises, students develop ability to think
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DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 10am Sat Jan 12 Magic Workshop Series, Mondays thru Oct. 15; Creative Theatre Fun for Ages 3-4, Tuesdays thru DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 4:30pm Wed Jan 16
award-winning local magician David Casas will lead Apr. 2; students explore creative role-play, mime,
Acting for Ages 7-9, Saturdays thru Apr. 6; this this special 6-week magic workshop series; students imaginary play, basic improvisation, movement, crafts, Improv for Ages 7-9, Wednesdays thru Apr. 3; through
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and to register, call 563-888-2227, Davenport DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 7:10pm Mon Jan 14 Jan 15 DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5:45pm Wed Jan 16
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 11:30am Sat Jan 12 Puppetry Performance for Ages 7-9, Mondays Intermediate Acting for Ages 11+, Tuesdays thru Acting for Ages 5-6, Thursdays thru Apr. 4; this
thru Apr. 1; students explore the creative, and fun, Apr. 2; building on skills learned in previous courses, imaginative, high energy environment provides basic
Broadway Babies for Ages 3-4, Saturdays thru world of stage puppetry; through movement, games Intermediate Acting provides a greater learning theatre terminology, improvisation, characterization,
Apr. 6; explore storytelling through song and dance; vocal technique and physical skills; concludes with
Broadway develops coordination and social skills performance of a play; $130-150; for information
through exercises, movement, crafts and games; and to register, call 563-888-2227, Davenport
class concludes with a song onstage; $130-150; Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA,
for information and to register, call 563-888-2227, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 4pm Thu Jan 17
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 9am Sat Jan 12 Acting for Ages 7-9, Thursdays thru Apr. 4; this
imaginative, high energy environment provides basic
Intermediate Puppetry for Ages 10+, Saturdays theatre terminology, improvisation, characterization,
thru Apr. 6; building on the skills learned in previous vocal technique and physical skills; concludes with
courses, Intermediate Puppetry will expand the scope performance of a play; $130-150; for information
of stage puppetry; we will explore more complicated and to register, call 563-888-2227, Davenport
movement, emotion and characterization of puppets; Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA,
expand your puppetry knowledge and continue DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5:15pm Thu Jan 17
to challenge yourself as a puppeteer; $130-150;
for information and to register, call 563-888-2227, Advanced Acting for Ages 10+, Thursdays thru Apr.
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport 4; this class deepens the imagination and technique
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 9:30am Sat Jan 12 of storytelling, through script analysis, character
development, movement, and voice and articulation
Musical Theatre Dance, Saturdays thru Apr. 6; this work; students will be challenged to delve into the
class will focus on basic jazz dance technique and creative elements of physical, emotional, and vocal
musical theatre style movement; students will learn presentation; class will conclude with the performance
the skills needed to perfect their dance audition, as of a play; $145-165; for information and to register, call
well as the how-to’s for learning and remembering 563-888-2227, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern
choreography; $130-150; for information and to register, Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com,
call 563-888-2227, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 6:30pm Thu Jan 17
Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.
com, 10:45am Sat Jan 12 Broadway Babies for Ages 3-4, Thursdays thru
Apr. 4; explore storytelling through song and dance;
Acting for Ages 10-12, Mondays thru Apr. 1; this Broadway develops coordination and social skills
imaginative, high energy environment provides basic through exercises, movement, crafts and games;
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Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, more detailed combinations at the barre and across the
THEATRE / Classes DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 10am Thu Jan 17 DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 6pm Thu Jan 17 floor; dancers will continue learning new vocabulary and
work on proper body alignment; class will begin with
Creative Theatre Fun: Age 13+, Thursdays thru Puppetry Performance for Ages 5-6, Thursdays stretching then extended barre work to further improve
Apr. 4; this imaginative, high energy environment thru Apr. 4; students explore the creative, and fun, proper execution of technique, counting, and musicality;
class concludes with a song onstage; $130-150; for provides basic theatre terminology, improvisation, world of stage puppetry; through movement, games across the floor, dancers will work on pirouette and
information and to register, call 563-888-2227, Davenport characterization, vocal technique and physical skills; and exercises, puppetry builds strong motor and pique turns, spotting, detailed moving combinations,
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, concludes with performance of a play; $130-150; for coordination skills, while developing the bonds and more; $158-178; for information and to register, call
DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 3:30pm Thu Jan 17 information and to register, call 563-888-2227, Davenport of teamwork with fellow puppeteers; $130-150; 563-888-2227, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, for information and to register, call 563-888-2227, Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com,
Broadway for Ages 10-12, Thursdays thru DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 11:15am Thu Jan 17 Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport 5:45pm Mon Jan 14
Apr. 4; Broadway class develops storytelling and IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 4:30pm Thu Jan 17
communication skills in a musical environment; Creative Theatre Fun: Age 3-4, Thursdays thru Ballet III/IV for Ages 10+, Mondays thru May 6;
physical coordination and confidence flourish; no Apr. 4; this imaginative, high energy environment dancers continue training learned in previous levels
one is required to sing a solo (some may be offered),
as this class is about building confidence; $130-150;
provides basic theatre terminology, improvisation,
characterization, vocal technique and physical skills; DANCE with added difficulty; new skills and faster/slower
tempos add positive challenges in class; dancers
for information and to register, call 563-888-2227, concludes with performance of a play; $130-150; for continue proper stretching to further improve flexibility
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport information and to register, call 563-888-2227, Davenport Ballet Quad Cities School of Dance Classes, and body alignment, and longer barre work; harder
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 7:15pm Thu Jan 17 Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, offering classes in Ballet Pointe, Modern, Jazz, Tap, skills such as double and triple pirouettes, jumping
DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 9am Thu Jan 17 Conditioning, Creative… Ballet Quad Cities School of combinations to improve stamina, and more will
Broadway for Ages 7-9, Thursdays thru Apr. Dance, Thu Nov 29 thru Thu Feb 28 be introduced and practiced regularly; $178-198;
4; Broadway class develops storytelling and Creative Theatre Fun: Age 5-6, Thursdays thru for information and to register, call 563-888-2227,
communication skills in a musical environment; Apr. 4; this imaginative, high energy environment The Nutcracker, Ballet Quad Cities performs Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport
physical coordination and confidence flourish; no provides basic theatre terminology, improvisation, Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic with accompaniment by… IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 7pm Mon Jan 14
one is required to sing a solo (some may be offered), characterization, vocal technique and physical skills; Adler Theatre, Sat Dec 8 and Sun Dec 9
as this class is about building confidence; $130-150; concludes with performance of a play; $130-150; for Beginning Ballet for Ages 5-6, Mondays thru May 6;
for information and to register, call 563-888-2227, information and to register, call 563-888-2227, Davenport Beginning Ballet for Ages 5-6, Saturdays thru May dancers learn ballet fundamentals and concepts such as
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, 11; dancers learn ballet fundamentals and concepts such turnout and special awareness; class will include floor
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5:45pm Thu Jan 17 DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 9:30am Thu Jan 17 as turnout and special awareness; class will include floor stretching, ballet positions and movements across the
stretching, ballet positions and movements across the floor; dancers work on developing musicality and ballet
Costume Creation for Ages 11+, Saturdays thru Apr. Creative Theatre Fun: Age 7-9, Thursdays thru floor; dancers work on developing musicality and ballet vocabulary; $148-168; for information and to register, call
6; design creatively, using anything in the world around Apr. 4; this imaginative, high energy environment vocabulary; $148-168; for information and to register, call 563-888-2227, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern
you; learn what it takes to create costumes for an entire provides basic theatre terminology, improvisation, 563-888-2227, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5pm
theatrical show; students will learn how to develop and characterization, vocal technique and physical skills; Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 9am Mon Jan 14
alter costumes using a variety of techniques; costumes concludes with performance of a play; $130-150; for Sat Jan 12
created in this class will be used for performances during information and to register, call 563-888-2227, Davenport Beginning Ballet for Ages 7+, Mondays thru May
showcase; no sewing or drawing skills are required; $130- Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, Beginning Tap/Jazz for Ages 5-6, Saturdays thru 6; dancers learn ballet fundamentals at the barre,
150; for information and to register, call 563-888-2227, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 10:45am Thu Jan 17 May 11; students will learn the fundamentals of tap and center, and across the floor; students work on posture,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport jazz dance styles; dancers will work on coordination musicality, and the proper execution of steps; dancers
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 7:30pm Thu Jan 17 Puppetry Performance for Ages 10-12, Thursdays and rhythm along with proper execution of basic will be introduced to basic turns, moving steps, leaps,
thru Apr. 4; students explore the creative, and fun, technique; tap will provide students with practice in and work on flexibility; $148-168; for information
Creative Theatre Fun: Age 10-12, Thursdays thru world of stage puppetry; through movement, games leg and foot coordination, timing, and rhythm; with and to register, call 563-888-2227, Davenport
Apr. 4; this imaginative, high energy environment and exercises, puppetry builds strong motor and skills derived from ballet technique, Jazz will work Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA,
provides basic theatre terminology, improvisation, coordination skills, while developing the bonds of on isolations, stretching, and basic steps such as pas DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 6:15pm Mon Jan 14
characterization, vocal technique and physical skills; teamwork with fellow puppeteers; $130-150; for de bourres and pivot turns; this class will perform
concludes with performance of a play; $130-150; for information and to register, call 563-888-2227, Davenport two dances in presentations and recital; $158-178; Budding Ballerinas for Ages 3-4, Mondays thru
information and to register, call 563-888-2227, Davenport for information and to register, call 563-888-2227, May 6; our tiniest dancers learn ballet fundamentals and
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport dance class etiquette; dancers will work on coordination,
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 10:10am Sat Jan 12 ballet positions, and movements across the floor; focus

VISUAL ARTS
is on developing core basics and the enjoyment of
Beginning Tumble for Ages 5-7, Saturdays thru dance; $148-168; for information and to register, call
May 11; floor gymnastics for the beginning tumbler; 563-888-2227, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern
all classes use floor mats with no use of elevated bars; Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 4pm
Jeanne O’Melia, Erica Parrott, and David Turner Exhibits tumblers will learn basic skills such as cartwheels, Mon Jan 14
handstands, back bends, and more; class begins with
Saturday, Dec 1, through Thursday, Jan 31; Opening Reception: Friday, Dec 7, 6 – 9 p.m. stretching to improve flexibility and warm ups before Advanced Tumble for Ages 8+, Tuesdays thru May
working on tumbling skills; classes will perform on stage 7; this class is for those who have mastered basic and
@ MidCoast Gallery West / The ARTery, 1629 Second Avenue, Rock Island, IL tumble passes for presentations and recital; $148-168; intermediate tumbling technique and will continue
for information and to register, call 563-888-2227, improving and learning more intricate skills; tumblers

W orks by a trio of exceptional area artists will
be on display December 1 through January
31 at MidCoast Gallery West / The ARTery, with
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 11am Sat Jan 12
will work to become comfortable executing skills
without the need of a spotter; students will learn and
create personalized routines for presentations and
the Rock Island venue housing watercolors and Budding Ballerinas for Ages 3-4, Saturdays thru May recital; $168-188; for information and to register, call 563-
drawings by Jeanne O’Melia, figurative drawings 11; our tiniest dancers learn ballet fundamentals and 888-2227, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
dance class etiquette; dancers will work on coordination, Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 6:15pm
and paintings by Erica Parrott, and large-format
ballet positions, and movements across the floor; focus Tue Jan 15
photography by David Turner.
is on developing core basics and the enjoyment of
O’Melia previously studied art at Iowa State dance; $148-168; for information and to register, call Intermediate Tumble for Ages 8+, Tuesdays thru
University, Augustana College, and The Clearing 563-888-2227, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern May 7; this class is for students who have mastered the
in Wisconsin, and as the artis states, “Art for me Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 10am basics of tumbling and are ready for more complex
is an avenue through which I can bloom. Growing Works by Erica Parrott and David Turner – Sat Jan 12 skills and combinations; tumblers will continue to
up on a farm, I learned to love nature and all her improve tumbling basics as they are the foundation for
bloomings. Experiencing nature, being a part of it, December 1 through January 31 Tiny Tappers for Ages 3-4, Saturdays thru May 11; intermediate and advanced skills; class will begin with
caring for it, anchors me in the stream of life.” While traveling extensively throughout the world, O’Melia our youngest dancers have fun making noise with a warm up and stretch session; tumblers will begin to
makes ink line drawings or paints watercolors on location, and her drawings from travels and at home their shoes; students will learn basic tap steps in the work on tumbling routines that will be performed at
become her inspiration for cyanotype prints, acrylic paintings and found-object sculptures. center and across the floor; this class develops rhythm, presentations and recital; $158-178; for information
Additionally, O’Melia creates large figures in papier mâché, and about 20 years ago, began making coordination, and class etiquette while dancing to and to register, call 563-888-2227, Davenport
sculptural figures from found objects by brazing metals together. As the artist states, “Sculpting with found upbeat music; $138-158; for information and to register, Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA,
metal objects is one way of caring for the earth. The ore has been taken from the earth. Fire, another call 563-888-2227, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5pm Tue Jan 15
Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.
member of nature’s family, turns the ore into a tool or toy, which is consumed, broken, and ultimately,
com, 9:10am Sat Jan 12 Tap/Jazz II for Ages 7+, Tuesdays thru May 7; students
discarded. Its use a second time in sculpture is a gift to nature, a humble apology for the way our natural continue progressing in their tap and jazz skills with
world continues to be misused. It is an expression of hope and possibility.” Ballet I for Ages 7+, Mondays thru May 6; this class more complex and intricate steps and combinations;
Erica Parrott’s figurative paintings and drawings are informed by strong guiding principles about body introduces the formal study of ballet technique; dancers students will focus on their body alignment and proper
politics and traditional standards of beauty. A graduate of the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, she will be introduced to the discipline of dance while having execution of skills; dancers will work on intermediate
believes that mass-media pressure distorts our sense of beauty. “What’s real is the most beautiful,” says fun learning combinations to music; class will begin skills in rhythm, timing, and coordination for both
Parrott. “Specific noses and chins that are passed from great-great immigrant uncles; bodies the sight of with stretching in the center or at the barre; dancers styles; this class will perform a dance in both styles for
which ground us, clearing a space to step out of the marketers’ projection and back into our lived reality.” will begin to strengthen muscles in the legs and feet presentations and recitals; $168-188; for information
For her MidCoast Gallery West exhibition, Parrott is teaming up her works with photography by David needed to safely execute steps, through exercises; and to register, call 563-888-2227, Davenport
Turner, a recent transplant from Sioux City by way of Iowa City. She describes how her watercolors and his dancers work on jumps, turns, proper turnout and Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport IA,
analog, large-format photography work together to create “vulnerable, unconventional portraits, elevated posture, and combinations across the floor; $158-178; DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5:20pm Tue Jan 15
plants, earthy babies … . We even use the same models!” for information and to register, call 563-888-2227,
New works by Jeanne O’Melia, Erica Parrott, and David Turner will be on display at MidCoast Gal- Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport Tap/Jazz II for Ages 7+, Tuesdays thru May 7; students
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 4:15pm Mon Jan 14 looking to continue their tap and jazz technique will
lery West / The ARTery from December 1 through January 31, with an opening reception for the exhibits
learn new and more complex steps and combinations
taking place on December 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. Regular gallery hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays
Ballet II for Ages 9+, Mondays thru May 6; dancers in both styles; time steps and turning steps will be
from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., admission to the galleries is free, and more information is available by calling continue the formal training in ballet technique through introduced in tap; jazz will include practice in pirouettes,
(563)424-1210 or visiting MidCoast.org.
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leaps, and more complex combinations; class will 888-2227, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Beginning Tumble for Ages 8+, Thursdays thru Kid’s Movie Matinee, for grades 6 & under; join us for
begin with proper stretching and warm ups for each Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 7:30pm May 9; floor gymnastics for the beginning tumbler; a family-friendly… East Moline Public Library, 1pm Fri
style; students work on their memorization skills by Wed Jan 16 all classes use floor mats with no use of elevated bars; Dec 21
learning short routines; this class will perform a dance tumblers will learn basic skills such as cartwheels,
in both styles for presentations and recital; $158-178; Poms I, Wednesdays thru May 8; dancers continue their handstands, back bends, and more; class begins with Movie Matinee, come in from the cold and watch
for information and to register, call 563-888-2227, practice in jazz technique and sharp arm placements; stretching to improve flexibility and warm ups before a family-friendly movie on the big screen; popcorn
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport dancers will learn new and more complex turns, working on tumbling skills; classes will perform on stage provided; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 4:10pm Tue Jan 15 combinations and arm positions; routines will become tumble passes for presentations and recital; $148-168; Davenport Public Library - Main, 321 Main Street,
more intricate to highlight the technique learned in for information and to register, call 563-888-2227, Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Thu Dec 27
Tap/Jazz III for Ages 10+, Tuesdays thru May 7; this class; $158-178; for information and to register, call 563- Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport
class is for students who have mastered the basics of 888-2227, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 7:10pm Thu Jan 17 Wizards and Wands Interactive Movie Night,
tap and jazz and are ready to work on advanced skills Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5:10pm interactive script and kit supplied for children attending;
in both styles; dancers will work on wings, drawbacks, Wed Jan 16 Budding Ballerinas for Ages 3-4, Thursdays thru free; for… Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library,
and more in tap; for jazz, students will improve their May 9; our tiniest dancers learn ballet fundamentals and 5:30pm Thu Dec 27
double and triple pirouettes, illusions, leaps, and more; Ballet I for Ages 7+, Thursdays thru May 9; this dance class etiquette; dancers will work on coordination,
combinations and routines will become more intricate class introduces the formal study of ballet technique; ballet positions, and movements across the floor; focus Saturday Movie Matinee, bring the whole family
and students will have fun working on characterization dancers will be introduced to the discipline of dance is on developing core basics and the enjoyment of for popcorn and a recently released or classic family
and style within their dances; this class will perform while having fun learning combinations to music; class dance; $148-168; for information and to register, call 563- film; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
two routines for presentations and recitals; $178-198; will begin with stretching in the center or at the barre; 888-2227, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Public Library - Main, 321 Main Street, Davenport IA,
for information and to register, call 563-888-2227, dancers will begin to strengthen muscles in the legs and Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, Thu Jan 17 DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Sat Jan 12
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport feet needed to safely execute steps, through exercises;
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 6:45pm Tue Jan 15 dancers work on jumps, turns, proper turnout and Intermediate Hip Hop, Thursdays thru May 9; this Teen Video Contest: Stop Motion Workshop,
posture, and combinations across the floor; $158-178; class is for dancers who have mastered the basic hip lhow to make a simple stop-motion video; free; for
Tumble Tots for Ages 3-4, Tuesdays thru May 7; our for information and to register, call 563-888-2227, hop skills and are ready for more advanced technique; information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public
preschool floor gymnastic classes teach coordination Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport dancers will work on tricks, timing, and performance; Library - Fairmount Street Branch, 3000 N. Fairmount
and class etiquette; all classes use floor mats with no IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 11:45am Thu Jan 17 class will warm up with isolations of the body and St., Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 1pm Sat Jan 26
use of elevated bars; tumblers will learn forward and stretching, and work on combinations in the center
backwards rolls, cartwheels, and more; classes will Ballet II for Ages 9+, Thursdays thru May 9; students and across the floor; dancers will learn more complex Saturday Movie Matinee, bring the whole family
perform on stage tumble passes for recital; $148-168; continue the formal training in ballet technique through routines for presentations and recital; $168-188; for popcorn and a recently released or classic family
for information and to register, call 563-888-2227, more detailed combinations at the barre and across the for information and to register, call 563-888-2227, film; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport floor; dancers will continue learning new vocabulary and Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport Public Library - Main, 321 Main Street, Davenport IA,
IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 4pm Tue Jan 15 work on proper body alignment; class will begin with IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 6:30pm Thu Jan 17 DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Sat Feb 9
stretching then extended barre work to further improve
Beginning Ballet for Ages 5-6, Wednesdays thru May proper execution of technique, counting, and musicality; Tumble Tots for Ages 3-4, Tuesdays thru May 9; our Coco, a screening in the Coffee and a Movie series;
8; dancers learn ballet fundamentals and concepts such across the floor, dancers will work on pirouette and preschool floor gymnastic classes teach coordination free;… Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library,
as turnout and special awareness; class will include floor pique turns, spotting, detailed moving combinations, and class etiquette; all classes use floor mats with no 9:30am Mon Feb 11
stretching, ballet positions and movements across the and more; $158-178; for information and to register, call use of elevated bars; tumblers will learn forward and
floor; dancers work on developing musicality and ballet 563-888-2227, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern backwards rolls, cartwheels, and more; classes will YouTube Video Night, for ages 12 to 18; learn how to
vocabulary; $148-168; for information and to register, call Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, perform on stage tumble passes for recital; $148-168; make a… Rock Island Public Library - Downtown Library,
563-888-2227, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern 10:30am Thu Jan 17 for information and to register, call 563-888-2227, 5:30pm Tue Feb 12
Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, Wed Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport
Jan 16 Ballet III/IV for Ages 10+, Thursdays thru May 9; IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5:15pm Thu Jan 17 Marvel Movie Night, enjoy popcorn and free movie
dancers continue training learned in previous levels before the next movie in… Rock Island Public Library -
Beginning Poms for Ages 5-6, Wednesdays thru May with added difficulty; new skills and faster/slower Hug-a-Book Dance Party, dance your way into early Downtown Library, 5:30pm Thu Feb 28
8; this fun and high energy class will introduce dancers to tempos add positive challenges in class; dancers learning with a fun dance-along… Rock Island Public
proper jazz technique and include dynamic movements continue proper stretching to further improve flexibility Library - Downtown Library, 6pm Thu Jan 24
highlighted by pom poms; this will introduce basic arm
positions that can be used in combinations to create
and body alignment, and longer barre work; harder
skills such as double and triple pirouettes, jumping Family Dance Party, we will be grooving and moving OTHER EVENTS
sharp visual effects in routines; each class will begin with combinations to improve stamina, and more will to old classics and new favorites with a few stories
a warm up and stretching to improve flexibility; dancers be introduced and practiced regularly; $168-188; thrown in for kicks; free; for information, call 563-326- Animal Adventures, for ages 6-9; children can
will also work on their splits, basic turns, leaps, and for information and to register, call 563-888-2227, 7832, Davenport Public Library - Main, 321 Main Street, experience the adaptations of many… Niabi Zoo,
more; $148-168; for information and to register, call 563- Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport Davenport IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6pm Mon Jan 28 10:15am Sat Dec 1 thru Sat Dec 15
888-2227, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 9am Thu Jan 17
Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 4:10pm Animal Expeditions, for ages 10-13; an opportunity for

MUSEUMS
Wed Jan 16 Beginning Ballet for Ages 5-6, Thursdays thru May participants to meet animals… Niabi Zoo, 11:15am Sat
9; dancers learn ballet fundamentals and concepts such Dec 1 thru Sat Dec 15
Beginning Poms for Ages 7+, Wednesdays thru May as turnout and special awareness; class will include floor
8; this fun and high energy class will introduce dancers to stretching, ballet positions and movements across the WinterFest, meet a real reindeer and visit with both Sweets with Santa, at 10 & 11:30am; decorate your
proper jazz technique and include dynamic movements floor; dancers work on developing musicality and ballet Santa and… Family Museum, noon Sun Dec 2 own holiday cookies, create… North Ridge Pavilion, Sat
highlighted by pom poms; this will introduce basic arm vocabulary; $148-168; for information and to register, call Dec 1
positions that can be used in combinations to create 563-888-2227, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Polar Express Pajama Party, along with the showing
sharp visual effects in routines; each class will begin Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, of “The Polar Express 3D” in… Putnam Museum & Animal Tales, for ages 3-5; features a live animal
with a warm up and stretching to improve flexibility; 11:15am Thu Jan 17 Science Center, 5pm Thu Dec 13 character from a… Niabi Zoo, 9:30am Sat Dec 1 thru
dancers will also work on their splits, basic turns, leaps, Sat Dec 15
and more; $158-178; for information and to register, call Beginning Hip Hop for Ages 5-6, Thursdays thru Jinglin’ Jammie Jam, put on your jammies and join us
563-888-2227, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern May 9; this class is for dancers who love to move to high for a cozy… Family Museum, 6pm Fri Dec 14 Etiquette: Manners Still Matter, the Dec. 11 class will
Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 7pm energy music; students will learn basic hip hop steps; this be dinner at the Cellar in Geneseo… Black Hawk College
Wed Jan 16 style will build precision and coordination with the focus Polar Express Pajama Party, along with the showing Outreach Center, 5:30pm Tue Dec 4 and Tue Dec 11
will be on showing off a dancers style and personality of “The Polar Express 3D” in… Putnam Museum &
Budding Ballerinas for Ages 3-4, Wednesdays thru through dance; $148-168; for information and to register, Science Center, 2pm Fri Dec 14 thru Sat Dec 15
May 8; our tiniest dancers learn ballet fundamentals and call 563-888-2227, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822
dance class etiquette; dancers will work on coordination, Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre. Polar Express Pajama Party, along with the showing
ballet positions, and movements across the floor; focus com, 4:15pm Thu Jan 17 of “The Polar Express 3D” in… Putnam Museum &
is on developing core basics and the enjoyment of Science Center, noon Sun Dec 16
dance; $148-168; for information and to register, call Beginning Hip Hop for Ages 7+, Thursdays thru
563-888-2227, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern
Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 5pm
May 9; this class is for dancers who love to move to high
energy music; students will learn basic hip hop steps; this
The Grinch’s Present Launch, the Grinch has stolen
all of the presents from Whoville,… Family Museum, 9am
November 6 Crossword Answers
Wed Jan 16 style will build precision and coordination with the focus Sat Dec 22
will be on showing off a dancers style and personality
Intermediate/Advanced Poms, Wednesdays thru through dance; $158-178; for information and to register, Noon Year’s Eve, a special New Year’s party for the
May 8; this class is for dancers who have mastered the call 563-888-2227, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 younger set; there… Family Museum, 9am Mon Dec
basic skills and technique of poms dance; dancers will Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre. 31
challenge themselves with intricate combinations, com, 5:20pm Thu Jan 17
double and triple pirouettes, jumps, leaps, and more;

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class will work on the rhythm and timing to music which Beginning Tumble for Ages 5-7, Thursdays thru
drives this style; $158-178; for information and to register, May 9; floor gymnastics for the beginning tumbler;
call 563-888-2227, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 all classes use floor mats with no use of elevated bars;
Eastern Ave., Davenport IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre. tumblers will learn basic skills such as cartwheels, Anime-Manga Club: Anime Movie, we’ll provide
com, 6:20pm Wed Jan 16 handstands, back bends, and more; class begins with authentic Japanese snack; sponsored by Friends of the…
stretching to improve flexibility and warm ups before Silvis Public Library, 5pm Wed Dec 12
Lyrical Dance, Wednesdays thru May 8; a combination working on tumbling skills; classes will perform on stage
of ballet, jazz, and modern dance with emphasis on tumble passes for presentations and recital; $148-168; Teen Holiday Fright Night, enjoy the festive season
fluidity and grace, lyrical focuses on the feeling behind for information and to register, call 563-888-2227, with a horror movie; snacks provided;… East Moline
the music and expressing emotions through movement; Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport Public Library, 5pm Fri Dec 14
dancers learn to express themselves as artists while IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, 6:10pm Thu Jan 17
dancing to stories revealed in the lyrics of contemporary
music; $158-178; for information and to register, call 563-
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GAME CHANGER · DECEMBER 4, 2018
Crossword Nov. 6 Answers: Page 35

ACROSS 96. Goal 38. Mummers
1. Without 97. Papal vestment 40. Bastes
5. _ the Horrible 98. Depot: Abbr. 41. Twosome
10. Spud 99. Beyond 42. Marsh bird
15. Gold, hammered thin 100. Musical work 44. Per _
19. Mass 102. Items for tea 45. Annoyance
20. Mountain ridge 103. Cover 49. Shiner
21. Growing outward 105. Dray 50. Struck with a knout
22. Kimono accessory 106. Of a marriage dowry 52. Of a factor in heredity
23. Aliform 108. Part 6 of quip: 3 wds. 53. John _
24. _ bean 112. End of the quip: 2 wds. 58. Casino items
25. Rare instrument 116. _ _ were 59. Rustic
26. Kind of British gun 117. French river 62. Uses up
27. Start of a quip by 90-Across: 2 wds. 118. Angered 63. Superlative suffix
29. Part 2 of quip: 4 wds. 121. Jazz great 64. “Iliad” setting
32. Notes 122. Descartes or Coty 66. Marx, not Karl
34. Herring sauce 123. Witch of _ 67. Conceit
35. River in Germany 124. Forty- _ 70. Part of Greece
36. Medieval tunic 125. Back 71. Sent junk mail
39. Glacial deposit 126. Religious title: Abbr. 73. Sings, in a way
41. Out of order 127. Abounds 74. Implied
43. Deplete 128. Profits 75. Doing again
46. Henri _ Benoit Matisse 129. Join or link 76. Retains
47. Letter grade 79. Sch. subj.
48. Like an almond DOWN 80. Waterloo denizen
51. Part 3 of quip: 2 wds. 1. Cheat 81. Mode
54. Crewmen 2. Collaborator 82. Dial and muscle
55. English queen 3. Beery, Jr. or Sr. 85. Lure
56. _ -de-France 4. Pinecones 86. Uttered
57. Ages 5. Bother 89. Thrombocyte
58. Black gold 6. Disney mermaid 90. Cooking a certain way
60. R-W link 7. Gosh! 91. _ color
61. Moderated 8. Off-road wheels: Abbr. 92. Wry humor
64. As indicated 9. Bring back 94. Moonfish
65. Part 4 of quip: 2 wds. 10. Mosaic piece 95. Books for students
68. Greek letter 11. Caper 101. Number prefix
69. Scriveners 12. Mountain lake 102. Guides
72. Middle or mental 13. Coup d’_ 104. Water mammal
73. Part 5 of quip 14. Carrottops 105. Data disk: Hyph.
77. Lariat 15. Cotton thread 107. Regularly
78. Lampooner 16. Forms a part of: 2 wds. 108. Yeasty foam
83. City in France 17. Domain 109. Employs
84. Minds 18. Affectionate 110. Lane blocker
86. A tunicate 28. Ascended 111. _ -de-camp
87. Ear: Prefix 30. Cakes and _ 113. Margarine
88. Made a hole-in-one 31. Old Norse tales 114. Criticism
89. Map 33. More food 115. Get along
90. Speaker of the quip: 2 wds. 36. DeMille or Rhodes 119. Estuary
93. Certain toy: 2 wds. 37. Plant with detergent properties 120. Black cuckoo
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Movie Reviews By Mike Schulz • mike@rcreader.com

Turkey-Day CREED II
To cut to the chase: Creed II is nowhere

Nuggets near as great as 2015’s Creed, partly
because director Steven Caple Jr. isn’t yet
a visual stylist of Ryan Coogler’s caliber
Ah, Thanksgiving. A time of food, – effective though they are, the boxing
friends, family … more freaking movies scenes aren’t very imaginatively staged
than anyone should have to review over – and partly because you can’t help but
one long weekend … . hear co-screenwriter Sylvester Stallone’s
In order of attendance … penchant for thudding obviousness.
(With the scions of Apollo Creed and
Ivan Drago facing off in the climactic
BOY ERASED slug-fest, we hardly need a ringside
It’s been a while since we’ve had a good announcer stating “It feels Shakespear-
movie for the tsk-ers – that segment ean!” to glean that the whole movie has
of the audience that seems to live for been designed as Poor Man’s Bard.) That
audibly expressing moral outrage. You being said, this continuation for Michael
know the type: They’re the patrons who B. Jordan’s prize-fighter Adonis John-
exhaled with disgust at the condescend- son and Sly’s Rocky Balboa is gloriously
ing racists in The Help and who mut- entertaining in its own right, and bor-
tered “That’s awful” when those bitchy derline miraculous for making me antsy
saleswomen were mean to Julia Roberts to see Rocky IV again, which I would’ve
in Pretty Woman. And the tsk-ers had previously done only with a gun to my
Ralph Breaks the Internet
an absolute field day at my Chicagoland head.
screening of Boy Erased, although I’m romantic Théodore Pellerin, and, of all P. Henson, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Befitting a work that pays tribute to
not convinced that writer/director Joel people, the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea, Ed O’Neill, and Alfred Molina, we the most ludicrous of Rocky sequels – the
Edgerton’s gay-conversion-therapy who’s genuinely threatening as a heavily knew the fi lm would sound good. Given one in which a stadium packed with Rus-
drama wholly qualifies as good. tattooed staffer attempting to scare gay the visual possibilities inherent in an sians, in 1985, began shaking with chants
To be sure, in telling its true tale of an kids straight. Edgerton’s fi lm, sadly, may animated world of literal chat rooms and of “Ro-cky! Ro-cky! Ro-cky!” – Creed II
Arkansas college student and conserva- have been exactly what I anticipated and pop-up blockers, we had every reason to can’t help but seem a bit silly itself, with
tive Baptist whose parents enroll him in little more, but an opening-credits title expect it would look good, which it most the now-world-champion Adonis forced
a 12-day “assessment program” to quash card reading “with Flea” was something I certainly does. Yet I still wasn’t prepared to fight the son of the man who killed
his burgeoning sexuality, the fi lm’s heart never anticipated. for this Disney outing to be quite so his father. (Shakespearean, indeed.) But
is in the right place. But while the well- smart. Ralph Breaks the Internet delivers I won’t deny there’s also tremendous
acted results are undeniably touching, astute, incisive pokes at eBay shopping juiciness in the conceit, and anyone with
the experience feels too broadly designed RALPH BREAKS THE and YouTube posting and the madden- even mild ‘80s nostalgia can’t help but
thrill to the first appearances of Dolph
for easy sympathy. Lucas Hedges’ chaste, INTERNET ing, horrifying culture of anonymous
Lundgren as Ivan and Brigitte Nielsen as
conflicted Jared Eamons is so morally message-board critiquing, and does so
As one of maybe, I dunno, a dozen his (now-ex) wife severely clad in white
upstanding, and co-star Edgerton’s pro- with both spectacular wit and uneasy
people who didn’t much care for 2012’s to match her frosted hair. Better still,
gram leader Victor Sykes is so shift y and twinges of recognition. In a rarity for
Wreck-It Ralph, I entered its animated- the cast plays the melodrama for every
quietly sinister, that the deck appears family comedies, though, even the token
comedy sequel Ralph Breaks the Internet ounce of its worth. Despite the more
stacked long before the tsk-ers can life lessons are more pointed and specific
– in which the former arcade-game vil- formulaic arc he’s now following, Jordan
vocally chide Sykes for telling our hero than usual, and the fi lm is masterful at
lain and his speed-demon bestie traverse deepens his Adonis portrayal with
“God won’t love you the way you are.” verbally and visually explaining myster-
the geographical and moral quandaries expanded glimmers of braggadocio and
Truth be told, I’m not sure I would’ve ies of the ‘net – how viruses attack, how
of the ‘net – with my expectations kept self-destruction, Stallone continues to
liked Boy Erased more even if its ethical money is earned through viral popular-
deliberately low. So maybe that’s why, plumb the poignancy of Rocky’s decency
arguments weren’t so cut and dried; the ity – in fresh, funny ways that both adults
after an underwhelming opening 20 and sadness, and the ever-winning Tessa
movie features an unnecessarily confus- and kids can grasp. From the tortilla chip
minutes, I had such a smashingly grand Thompson offers no end of gravity and
ing flashback structure, the soundtrack is resembling Beyoncé (which sells online
time at directors Phil Johnston’s and tenderness. Yet in a lovely surprise, even
rife with maudlin pop tunes, and there’s for $400) to the instant-classic scene of
Rich Moore’s follow-up, though the the fearsome hulk Viktor Drago (beauti-
so little variance in the dull, dutiful Vanellope cavorting and crooning with
movie’s sweetness, cleverness, intel- fully played by professional boxer Florian
pacing that a terrifying sexual assault a gaggle of Disney princesses, I had an
ligence, and surfeit of fabulous jokes no Munteanu) is allowed three dimensions,
delivers the only moment of legitimate utter blast at this thing, and there was so
doubt also had a little something to do and while the fi lm feels almost lab-tested
excitement. Still, Hedges is terrific, much to look at that when my eagle-
with it. for uplift and tears, the emotions are
Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman (the eyed friend asked if I caught the Stan
With John C. Reilly again voicing the evinced with honesty and dynamism;
latter reprising her worried-mom role Lee cameo, I had to ashamedly admit I
lovable doofus Ralph, Sarah Silverman you can weep at the finale without feeling
from Lion) transcend their movie-of- didn’t. Guess I’ll have to see the movie
again providing delightful grade-school like a sap. (Shockingly, it turned out to be
the-week banality as Jared’s parents, and again. I can’t wait.
sass as Vanellope, and additional vocals
there are excellent turns by an anguished
provided by the likes of Gal Gadot, Taraji
Joe Allwyn, a sensible Cherry Jones, a Continued On Page 43
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Teetotally Awesome person attached.
Finally, because you’ve probably done seri-
I’m a recovering addict, five years sober. ous soul-searching and character correction
My ex-boyfriend was a “normie” (12-step in getting and staying sober, a man who’s a
slang for someone who hasn’t had addiction good match for you is probably one who’s
issues), and there were definitely things he taken some hard looks at himself and worked
just didn’t get. Do I need to date another to remodel where necessary. Ideally, he’ll help
recovering addict to feel understood? I’ve you feel comfortable opening up to him by
done that before, and I really don’t like it. It’s being open about his own current and former
like living in a recovery bubble 24/7. shortcomings. (Try not to laugh when he
– Sober reveals deeply shameful lapses … such as once
A person who doesn’t have a history of stress-eating five cookies at a party.)
addiction can understand the need to take the
edge off. They’ll even admit to doing it them-
selves – with a cup of chamomile tea.
Her Beta Half
In a documentary on Lady Gaga, she
Though “normies” tend to view addicts talked about how whenever she reached a
as lazy, an addict’s shame sometimes comes new pinnacle of success, her boyfriend or
out of typically impressive qualities – such as fiancé left her. It happened three times. My
creativity and industriousness – being applied most recent boyfriend couldn’t handle it
to getting loaded. Take author and former when I started to become successful. Are my
comedian Amy Dresner. In her addiction options to be successful and alone or unsuc-
memoir My Fair Junkie, she writes about cessful and loved? How do I find someone
suffering a grand mal seizure while shooting who won’t feel threatened?
cocaine. Realizing that she could’ve cracked – Disturbed
her head open, she had an epiphany – no, not
to stop shooting coke but to strap on a bike It’s often hard for a man who’s achieved less
helmet before doing it. than the woman he’s with. She introduces him
As shocking as this would be to most with “Meet my boyfriend …” and he imagines
normie men, there are those who could still everybody finishing her thought with “... the
be a good partner to someone in recovery man whose job it is to eat treats out of my hand
– if they’re willing to put some work into like a squirrel.”
empathizing. However, it turns out there are Wave hello to “precarious manhood,” a
different kinds of empathy. In short, “I feel ya” term coined by psychologists Jennifer Bosson
empathy is different from “I understand you” and Joseph Vandello for how a man’s social
empathy. “I feel ya” is dumb empathy, the kind status must be continually earned and “can be
that just pops up automatically, without any lost relatively easily” through public failures
mental effort on our part. Researchers call this and the exposure of his shortcomings. We
auto-empathy “affective empathy,” because rack up our social standing in comparison
“affect” is researcher-speak for the observ- with others. So not surprisingly – in line with
able expression of emotion (in a person’s face, research I recently cited about men’s freak-
body, or voice). Affective empathy involves outs when they were told a woman beat them
“emotional contagion,” in which you “catch” in every category on an exam – Bosson and
and then automatically experience somebody’s Vandello write that “feelings of masculinity
emotion, to some degree. (It’s basically the can be undone” by “being outperformed by a
emotional version of the mythical “contact woman.”
high.”) The reality is, the world is not our dating
“I understand you” empathy, on the other oyster. (Atheists have to take a pass on the
hand, is “cognitive empathy,” a psychological hot churchgoers. The teetotalers go poorly
skill that psychologists also call “perspective- with the “social crack smokers.”) Accept that
taking.” It involves a conscious mental effort success narrows your options, and concentrate
to put yourself in another person’s shoes – to on meeting men in places the honchos (or at
understand their point of view, motivations, least the highly successful) hang out. (Price
and/or emotions. Research by business school points – like costly admission to a charity
professor Cynthia Wang and her colleagues event – are one way to weed out many of those
finds that an ability for perspective-taking of middling achievement.) Narrowing the field
correlates with reduced prejudice and stronger this way should make you less likely to hear
social bonds. This suggests that a man who dismaying parting words from a man – those
engages in it might be more likely to see you that basically translate to “I have mad respect
as, well … rehabulous – sober and fabulous – a for your success. My penis, unfortunately, has
person who overcame her addiction issues some ambivalence.”
instead of a bunch of addiction issues with a
Got a problem? Write Amy Alkon, 171 Pier Ave, #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405. E-mail AdviceAmy@aol.com,
visit @amyalkon on Twitter, and listen to Amy’s weekly radio show at BlogTalkRadio.com/amyalkon. Order Amy
Alkon’s new book Unf_-ology: A Field Guide to Living with Guts and Confidence (St. Martin’s Griffin, 2018).
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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY By Rob Brezsny
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Every them if you’re not totally taken by surprise. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania holds that title, honest and kind as you answer these inquiries.
year the bird known as the Arctic tern with 446. I nominate these two places to be Be thoughtful and big-hearted as you take
experiences two summers and enjoys CANCER (June 21-July 22): Does your inspirational symbols in the coming inventory of your ability to follow through on
more daylight than any other animal. moss really “eat” rocks, as Cancerian weeks. It’s time for you build new metaphorical your promises to yourself. If people are
That’s because it regularly makes a long-dis- author Elizabeth Gilbert attests in her bridges and take good care of your existing quizzical about how much attention you’re
tance journey from the Arctic to the Antarctic novel The Signature of All Things? metaphorical bridges. giving yourself as you take stock, inform them
and back again. Let’s designate this hardy Marine chemist Martin Johnson says yes. Moss that your astrologer has told you that December
traveler as your inspirational creature for the really does break down and release elements in SCORPIO (October 23-November is Love Yourself Better Month.
next 11 months. May it help animate you to solid stone. Gilbert adds, “Given enough time, a 21): To aid and support your
experiment with brave jaunts that broaden and colony of moss can turn a cliff into gravel, and navigation through this pragmatic AQUARIUS (January 20-February
deepen your views of the world. I don’t turn that gravel into topsoil.” Furthermore, this phase of your astrological cycle, I have 18): If you want to play the drinking
necessarily mean you should literally do the hardy plant can grow virtually everywhere: in gathered counsel from three productive game called Possum, you and your
equivalent of circumnavigating the planet. the tropics and frozen wastes, on tree bark and pragmatists. First is author Helen Keller. She friends climb up into a tree with a
Your expansive adventures might take place roofing slate, on sloth fur and snail shells. I said she wanted to accomplish great and noble case of beer and start drinking. As time goes by,
mostly in inner realms or closer to home. propose that we make moss your personal things, but her “chief duty” was “to accomplish people get so hammered they fall out of the tree.
symbol of power for now, Cancerian. Be as small tasks as if they were great and noble.” The winner is the last one left in the tree. I hope
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): When indomitable, resourceful, and resilient as moss. Second, author George Orwell believed that “to you won’t engage in this form of recreation
the American Civil War began in see what is in front of one’s nose” requires anytime soon – nor in any other activity that
1861, the United States fractured. LEO (July 23-August 22): Let’s shout never-ending diligence. Finally, author Pearl S. even vaguely resembles it. The coming weeks
Four years later, the union was out a big “Thanks!” and “Hallelujah!” Buck testified that she didn’t wait around until should be a time of calling on favors, claiming
technically restored when the northern states to the enzymes in our bodies. These she was in the right mood before beginning her your rewards, collecting your blessings, and
defeated the southern states. At that time, catalytic proteins do an amazing job work. Instead, she invoked her willpower to graduating to the next level. I trust your policy
African-American slavery became illegal of converting the food we eat into available summon the necessary motivation. will be: no trivial pursuits, no wasted efforts, no
everywhere for the first time since the country’s energy. Without them, our cells would take silly stunts.
birth decades earlier. But there was a catch. The forever to turn any particular meal into the SAGITTARIUS (November
southern states soon enacted laws that power we need to walk, talk, and think. I bring 22-December 21): Blackjack is a card PISCES (February 19-March 20): In
mandated racial segregation and ensured that this marvel to your attention, Leo, because now game popular in gambling casinos. In his song “Happy Talk,” Academy
African Americans continued to suffer is a favorable time to look for and locate the eternal struggle to improve the Award-winning lyricist Oscar
systematic disadvantages. Is there a comparable metaphorical equivalents of enzymes: odds of winning big money, some blackjack Hammerstein II offered this advice:
issue in your personal life? Did you at sometime influences and resources that will aid and players work in teams. One teammate secretly “You gotta have a dream. If you don’t have a
in the past try to fix an untenable situation only expedite your ability to live the life you want to counts the cards as they’re dealt and assesses dream, how you gonna have a dream come
to have it sneak back in a less severe but still live. what cards are likely to come up next. Another true?” Where do you stand in this regard,
debilitating form? The coming weeks will be an teammate gets subtle signals from his Pisces? Do you in fact have a vivid, clearly
excellent time to finish the reforms; to enforce a VIRGO (August 23-September 22): card-counting buddy and makes the bets. A defined dream? And have you developed a
thorough and permanent correction. “Every dreamer knows that it is casino in Windsor, Ontario pressed charges strategy for making that dream come true? The
entirely possible to be homesick for a against one blackjack team, complaining that coming weeks will be an excellent time to home
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Does an place you’ve never been to, perhaps this tactic was deceptive and dishonest. But the in on what you really want and hone your
elusive giant creature with a long neck more homesick than for familiar ground,” court decided in the team’s favor, ruling that scheme for manifesting it. (P.S. Keep in mind
inhabit the waters of Loch Ness in writes author Judith Thurman. I’m guessing the players weren’t cheating but simply using Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s idea: “A goal
northern Scotland? Alleged sightings you will experience this feeling in the coming smart strategy. In the spirit of these blackjack without a plan is just a wish.”)
have been reported since 1933. Most scientists weeks. What does it mean if you do? It may be teams, Sagittarius, and in accordance with
dismiss the possibility that “Nessie” actually your deep psyche’s way of nudging you to find astrological omens, I urge you to better your Homework: Hug yourself as you tell yourself
exists, but there are photos, films, and videos an energizing new sanctuary. Or perhaps it odds in a “game” of your choice by using your biggest secret. Visit FreeWillAstrology.com.
that provide tantalizing evidence. A govern- means you should search for fresh ways to feel strategy that is almost as good as cheating but
ment-funded Scottish organization has peaceful and well-grounded. Maybe it’s a prod isn’t actually cheating. New column published weekly
prepared contingency plans just in case the to push you outside your existing comfort zone at RCReader.com
beast does make an unambiguous appearance. so you can expand your comfort zone. CAPRICORN (December 22-Janu-
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Island IL Island IL Masterworks III: Celebrating Minus Six – The Redstone Room, 129 BHC Communit y O rc he st ra The Acoustic Project (6pm) – Cool
Bob Dorr & the Blue Band – The Ron Tegeler Jazz FOURtet Bernstein’s Centennial (2pm) Main St, Davenport IA Concert – United Township High Beanz Coffeehouse, 1325 30th St.,
Riverside Casino and Golf Resort, (6pm) – Rock Island Hy-Vee Market – Centennial Hall, Augustana Polka Club of Iowa: Eastern School, , East Moline IL Rock Island IL
3184 Highway 22, Riverside IA Grille, 2930 18th Ave., Rock Island IL College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island Chapter Christmas Dance: Karl & Doc Rotten – Gabe’s, 330 E. Bass Banger Vol. 1 – Rock Island
Fraze – Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St., Topper – River City Casino Resort IL the Country Dutchmen (6:30pm) Washington St., Iowa City IA Supper Club, 1611 2nd Ave., Rock
Iowa City IA Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore Ave., The RiverCity 6 (1pm) – Knights of – Walcott Coliseum, 116 E Bryant St, Island IL
House of Hamill – Bishop Hill
Creative Commons, 309 N Bishop
Davenport IA Columbus - Davenport, 1111 W.
35th St., Davenport IA
Walcott IA
SAU Music Department Piano TUESDAY
2018/12/11 (Tue)
11 Bella Diva – Rhythm City Casino
Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore

SATURDAY 1
Hill St., Bishop Hill IL 2018/12/01 (Sat) Festival Concert – Galvin Fine Arts Moeller Nights: Born Ruffians Ave., Davenport IA

MONDAY 3
Jason Vieaux (5:30pm) – Muscatine 2018/12/03 (Mon) Center, St. Ambrose University, – Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Blues Rock It – Generations Bar &
Art Center, 1314 Mulberry Ave., Big Band Dance w/ the Ken Paulsen 2101 N. Gaines St., Davenport IA Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St., Grill, 4100 4th Ave., Moline IL
Muscatine IA Orchestra (2pm) – Knights of BHC Student Piano Recital – Deere- Shirts & Skins – Rhythm City Casino Davenport IA Christmas Kaleidoscope (2 &
The Kid Fraze – Varsity – David Columbus - Davenport, 1111 W. Wiman Carriage House, 817 11th Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore 7:30pm) – Henry’s Double K, 834 S
Lopez – A$thmattic – Gabe’s, 330
E. Washington St., Iowa City IA
35th St., Davenport IA
Bugeye Sprite – Grease Monkeys
Ave., Moline IL
Jason Vieaux (6pm) – Eldridge
Ave., Davenport IA
Surf Zombies – RIBCO, 1815 Second WEDNESDAY 12
2018/12/12 (Wed) Jackson St., Mt. Carroll IL
Dan Tedesco & Jason Walsmith –
Moeller Nights: Joe Gorgeous – Sports Bar & Grill, 702 1st St., Library, 200 N. 6th Ave., Eldridge IA Ave., Rock Island IL Burlington Street Bluegrass Band – The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa
War Party – Triple Crown Whiskey Colona IL Sushi Roll – Riverside Casino and Golf The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa City IA

TUESDAY 4
Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third Christmas at Augustana (2 & 7pm) 2018/12/04 (Tue) Resort, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside City IA Electric Shock: The AC/DC Show
St., Davenport IA – Centennial Hall, Augustana IA Moeller Nights: Bird Streets – Nick – RIBCO, 1815 Second Ave., Rock
Rock Island High School Orchestra College, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island BHC Community Band Concert – Costa – Triple Crown Whiskey Bar Island IL
– Cool Beanz Coffeehouse, 1325
30th St., Rock Island IL
IL
Colt 45 Band – Riverside Casino and
Black Hawk College - Quad City
Campus, 6600 34th Ave., Moline IL
SATURDAY
2018/12/08 (Sat)
8 & Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St.,
Davenport IA
Gray Wolf Band – Moline Viking
Club, 1450 41st St., Moline IL
Sing–Along Messiah – Coralville Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, Cirque Musica Holiday Presents 50 Shades of Rock – 11th Street Reina del Cid – Gabe’s, 330 E. Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – Green
Center for the Performing Arts, Riverside IA Wonderland – TaxSlayer Center, Precinc t, 1107 Mound St., Washington St., Iowa City IA Tree Brewery, 309 N. Cody Rd.,
1301 5th St., Coralville IA Crooked Cactus Band – 11th 1201 River Dr, Moline IL Davenport IA Tommy Pickett & Friends (5:30pm) LeClaire IA
The Smoking Popes – Johnnie Street Precinct, 1107 Mound St., Jason Vieaux (noon) – Rock Island The Addisons – Pollinators – – Davenport Elks Lodge #298, 4400 Jason Carl Band – 11th Street
Cluney & the Velies – The Davenport IA Public Library - Downtown Library, inasmuch – Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third W. Central Park Ave., Davenport IA Precinc t, 1107 Mound St.,
Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – Circle 401 19th St., Rock Island IL Ave., Rock Island IL Davenport IA
Davenport IA Tap, 1345 W. Locust St., Davenport The Blow – Anthony Worden –
THURSDAY
2018/12/13 (Thu)
13 Leader of the Pack (7pm) – CJ Ryder

WEDNESDAY 5
IA 2018/12/05 (Wed) Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St., Iowa & the Past Masters (9:30pm) –

FRIDAY 30
2018/11/30 (Fri) Jeff Brown – Ca D’Zan, 411 South Rd., City IA BHC Community Chorale – Good Riverside Casino and Golf Resort,
Cambridge IL Bleed the Dream – The Swiss Army Brian Skow (6pm) – Tuggers Burger Shepherd Presbyterian Church, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside IA
50 Shades of Rock – 11th Street Moeller Nights: Kovu – Xavy Rusan – Adam Peterson – Gabe’s, 330 Bar & Ale House, 201 N. Main St., 2324 18th Ave, Rock Island IL Northern Parallels 027: Mike Derer
Precinc t, 1107 Mound St., – Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & E. Washington St., Iowa City IA Port Byron IL Christmas Kaleidoscope – Henry’s – Higgy – Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third
Davenport IA Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St., Christmas with the Quad City Double K, 834 S Jackson St., Mt. Ave., Rock Island IL
Brown Bag Lunch: David G Smith Davenport IA Jason Vieaux (10am) – Davenport Singers – Lavender Crest Winery, Carroll IL A Nova Christmas – First Lutheran
(noon) – Bettendorf Public Quad City Symphony Orchestra Public Library - Main, 321 Main 5401 US-6, Colona IL Home Free: A Country Christmas Church - Galesburg, 364 E. Water
Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr., Masterworks III: Celebrating Street, Davenport IA Code 415 – VIP’s Corner Bar & Grill, – Adler Theatre, 136 E. Third St., St., Galesburg IL
Bettendorf IA Bernstein’s Centennial – Adler Jason Vieaux (5pm) – Frances Banta 4100 4th Ave., Moline IL Davenport IA One Voice: A Christmas Celebration
The Canadian Brass: Christmas Theatre, 136 E. Third St., Davenport Waggoner Community Library, 505 Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo (6pm) – Jessica Moss – Idpyramid – – TaxSlayer Center, 1201 River Dr,
Time Is Here – Hancher IA 10th St., DeWitt IA Geneseo Brewing Company, 102 S. Croatians – Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third Moline IL
Auditorium, 141 East Park Rd., Iowa Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar – Moeller Nights: Moon Ruin – The State St., Geneseo IL Ave., Rock Island IL Operation 808: The Lost City –
City IA The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini Racing Pulses – Triple Crown Jason Gray – Chris Cleveland – Lessons & Carols (4 & 8pm) – Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St., Iowa
Christmas at Heritage Center: An Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 Jilian Linklater – Bishop Hill Ascension Chapel, Augustana City IA
Evening of Lessons & Carols – Star of Wonder: An Original E Third St., Davenport IA Creative Commons, 309 N Bishop College, 3701 7th Ave., Rock Island Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar –
University of Dubuque’s Heritage Christmas Celebration Hill St., Bishop Hill IL IL The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini

THURSDAY 6
Center, 2255 Bennett St., Dubuque – Coralville Center for the 2018/12/06 (Thu) Jason Vieaux (3pm) – Davenport Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA
IA Performing Arts, 1301 5th St., Central High School Performing
FRIDAY
2018/12/14 (Fri)
14
Colt 45 Band – Riverside Casino and
Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22,
Coralville IA
Topper – River City Casino Resort
10 of Soul – Rhythm City Casino
Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore
Arts Center, 1120 Main St.,
Davenport IA Bella Diva – Rhythm City Casino SUNDAY
2018/12/16 (Sun)
16
Riverside IA Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore Ave., Ave., Davenport IA Melissa Etheridge: The Holiday Resort Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore Christmas Kaleidoscope (2pm) –
Hillbilly Casino featuring Chops Davenport IA BHC Holiday Choral Concert – First Show – Riverside Casino Event Ave., Davenport IA Henry’s Double K, 834 S Jackson
McClintock – RIBCO, 1815 Second Zach Rhea – Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third Congregational Church - Moline, Center, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside Blues Rock-It – Parkside Grill & St., Mt. Carroll IL
Ave., Rock Island IL Ave., Rock Island IL 2201 7th Avenue, Moline IL IA Lounge, 2307 5th Ave, Moline IL The Fez – The Mill, 120 E. Burlington
Lessons & Carols – Christ the King Jason Vieaux (6pm) – West Music Moeller Nights: The Nadas – Triple Brown Bag Lunch: Liv Carrow St., Iowa City IA

SUNDAY 2
Chapel - St. Ambrose University, 2018/12/02 (Sun) Quad Cities, 4305 44th Ave, Moline Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon (noon) – Bettendorf Public
518 W. Locust St., Davenport IA
Old Shoe – Brad & the Big Wave – Arise, Shine! A Service of Lessons
IL
Jon Wayne & the Pain – The
Motel, 304 E Third St., Davenport IA
Nikki Lunden (6pm) – Sushi Roll
Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr.,
Bettendorf IA THURSDAY
2018/12/20 (Thu)
20
Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington St., Iowa & Carols – Iowa Wesleyan College Uniphonics – The Redstone Room, (8:30pm) – Riverside Casino and CJ Ryder & the Past Masters – Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo
Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside Casino and Golf Resort, – Harrington’s Pub, 2321
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Live Music
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Bird Streets @ Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel -- December 12
C u m b e r l a n d S q u a r e D r. , Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar –
Bettendorf IA The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini Russ Reyman Request Piano Bar –
Moeller Nights: Frederick the Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini
Younger – White Batzzz – Triple Shirts & Skins – Riverside Casino Bar, 111 West 2nd St., Davenport IA
Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon and Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22,
Motel, 304 E Third St., Davenport IA
The Oak Ridge Boys – Adler Theatre,
Riverside IA
SUNDAY
2018/12/30 (Sun)
30
136 E. Third St., Davenport IA
WEDNESDAY 26
2018/12/26 (Wed) David Zollo & the Body Electric
– Rhythm City Casino Resort

FRIDAY
2018/12/21 (Fri)
21 Burlington Street Bluegrass Band –
The Mill, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa
Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore Ave.,
Davenport IA
50 Shades of Rock – Bier Stube City IA Village Blues Duo (11am) – My
Moline, 415 15th St, Moline IL Tommy Pickett & Friends (5:30pm) Fellow Americans (5pm) – The
Bucktown Revue – Nighswander – Davenport Elks Lodge #298, 4400 Moods (8:30pm) – Riverside
Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave, W. Central Park Ave., Davenport IA Casino and Golf Resort, 3184
Davenport IA Highway 22, Riverside IA FIGGE ART MUSEUM MAJOR EXHIBITION
Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – The
THURSDAY
2018/12/27 (Thu)
27
Grape Life Wine Store & Lounge,
MONDAY
2018/12/31 (Mon)
31
3402 Elmore Ave., Davenport IA
Jazz After Five: Steve Grismore Trio
(5pm) – The Mill, 120 E. Burlington
St., Iowa City IA
Moeller Nights: Chicago Farmer
– Triple Crown Whiskey Bar &
Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St.,
Davenport IA
All Sweat Productions Presents:
The Godfather & Queen of Soul
– The Redstone Room, 129 Main St,
French Moderns
Moeller Nights: The Dawn Live Davenport IA Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950
Album Recording – Triple Crown
Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 FRIDAY
2018/12/28 (Fri)
28 Code 415 – Harvey Corin’s, 1708 State
St., Bettendorf IA
THROUGH JANUARY 6, 2019
E Third St., Davenport IA Code 415 – Parkside Grill & Lounge, Final Say – Rhythm City Casino
Richie Lee & the Fabulous 50s 2307 5th Ave, Moline IL Resort Event Center, 7077 Elmore Organized by the Brooklyn Museum
– Rhythm City Casino Resort The Dweebs – Riverside Casino and Ave., Davenport IA
Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore Ave., Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – Geneseo
Davenport IA Riverside IA Brewing Company, 102 S. State St.,
Roger Carlson (6pm) – Rock Island Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – Len Geneseo IL
Hy-Vee Market Grille, 2930 18th Brown’s North Shore Inn, 700 N. Iowa Cities Finest – A to the K – Wolf
Ave., Rock Island IL Shore Dr., Moline IL Mixer – PHDJ – Gabe’s, 330 E.
Shirts & Skins – Riverside Casino Haphazard – 11th Street Precinct, Washington St., Iowa City IA
and Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, 1107 Mound St., Davenport IA Kristin Chenoweth: A New Year’s
Riverside IA Hot Candy Idols – Samson & the Eve Gala – Hancher Auditorium,
Truth & Janey – Vanishing Kids – Nite – Memorywerks Musik – 141 East Park Rd., Iowa City IA
RIBCO, 1815 Second Ave., Rock Rozz-Tox, 2108 Third Ave., Rock New Year’s Eve Dinner & Dance:
Island IL Island IL The Tailfins – Durant Community
Vital Signs – 11th Street Precinct, Jef Spradley (6pm) – Steeplegate Center, 606 5th Ave., Durant IA
1107 Mound St., Davenport IA Inn, 100 W 76th St., Davenport IA Remember the King: Elvis Through
Moeller Nights: Muddy Ruckus the Years – Circa ‘21 Dinner

SATURDAY
2018/12/22 (Sat)
22 – Triple Crown Whiskey Bar &
Raccoon Motel, 304 E Third St.,
Playhouse, 1828 Third Ave., Rock
Island IL
Chuck Murphy (6pm) – Tuggers Davenport IA The Hot Rods (5:30pm) – CJ Ryder
Burger Bar & Ale House, 201 N. Main Passion – Rhythm City Casino Resort & the Past Masters (9:30pm) The presentation of this exhibition at the Figge is made possible by
St., Port Byron IL Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore Ave., – Rhythm City Casino Resort the donors to the Major Exhibitions Endowment, and the following:
Code 415 – Hawkeye Tap Sports Davenport IA Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore Ave.,
Bar N Grill, 4646 Cheyenne Ave., Davenport IA
The Hunt and Diane Harris Family Foundation
Davenport IA
G r a n d Av e n u e R u c k u s – SATURDAY
2018/12/29 (Sat)
29 The Moods (5:30pm) – Final Mix
Band (9:30pm) – Riverside Casino Genesis Health System
Nonprophet – Gabe’s, 330 E. Crooked Cactus Band – 11th and Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22,
Washington St., Iowa City IA Street Precinct, 1107 Mound St., Riverside IA
Arconic Foundation
Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – Edje Davenport IA The RiverCity 6 (10am) – Jumer’s John Deere Foundation • Twin Shores
Nightclub at Jumer’s Casino and The Dweebs – Riverside Casino and Casino & Hotel, 777 Jumer Dr., Rock
Hotel, I-280 & Hwy 92, Rock Island IL Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, Island IL BITCO Insurance Companies
Haphazard – 11th Street Precinct, Riverside IA Waking Robots – The Last Glimpse
1107 Mound St., Davenport IA Greg & Rich Acoustic Duo – Jim’s – Jenny Lynn Stacy – RIBCO, 1815 Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919), Still Life with Blue Cup, ca. 1900, oil on canvas, 6 x 13 1/8 in. (15.2 x
Moeller Nights: The Dawn Live Knoxville Tap, 8716 Knoxville Rd., Second Ave., Rock Island IL
33.3 cm), Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Laura L. Barnes, 67.24.19 (Photo: Sarah DeSantis, Brooklyn Museum)
Album Recording – Triple Crown Milan IL
Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, 304 Passion – Rhythm City Casino Resort
E Third St., Davenport IA Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore Ave.,
Richie Lee & the Fabulous 50s Davenport IA Davenport, Iowa • 563.326.7804
– Rhythm City Casino Resort The Ron Tegeler Jazz FOURtet
Rhythm Room, 7077 Elmore Ave., (6pm) – Cool Beanz Coffeehouse,
www.figgeartmuseum.org
Davenport IA 1325 30th St., Rock Island IL
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DJs/Karaoke/Jams/Open Mics
Email all listings to calendar@rcreader.com • Deadline 5 p.m. Thursday before publication

Jessica Moss @ Rozz-Tox -- December 13

THURSDAYS
THURSDAYS Karaoke Night w/ Mike Matthews –
Hollar’s Bar and Grill, 4050 27th St, MONDAYS
MONDAYS

DJ Mixxin Mel – Happy Hollow Moline IL Open Mic w/ J. Knight – The Mill, 120
Tavern, 1502 W. 14th St., Davenport Open Mic Coffeehouse (Dec. 14) E. Burlington St., Iowa City IA
IA – First Lutheran Church of Rock
Karaoke Night – Bier Stube Moline,
415 15th St, Moline IL
Island Parish House, 1600 20th St.,
Rock Island IL TUESDAYS
TUESDAYS

Karaoke w/ Double Dz – Purgatory’s Soulshake – Gabe’s, 330 E. Front Bar Karaoke – The Mill, 120 E.
Pub, 2104 State St, Bettendorf IA Washington St., Iowa City IA Burlington St., Iowa City IA
Open Mic & More – Uptown Bill’s Karaoke Night w/ Okeedokee It’s
Coffee House, 730 S. Dubuque St.,
Iowa City IA SATURDAYS
SATURDAYS Karaoke – Lynn’s BBQ & Saloon,
1151 E. Iowa St., Eldridge IA
Open Mic Night (6pm) – Energized Karaoke Jean – Chuck’s Tap, 1731 W. Open Mic Night – Broken Saddle,
Cafe, 226 W. Third St., Davenport IA Sixth St., Davenport IA 1417 Fifth Ave., Moline IL
Open Mic w/ H.C. Wallace – Boots, Karaoke Jean Breakfast (Dec. 29, Open Mic Night – Cool Beanz
2228 E 11th St., Davenport IA 8am) – Chuck’s Tap, 1731 W. Sixth Coffeehouse, 1325 30th St., Rock
Rock the House Karaoke – Bottoms St., Davenport IA Island IL
Up on 7th, 1814 Seventh St., Moline Karaoke Night – Boozie’s Bar & Grill,
IL
Thumpin’ Thursdays DJ Night –
114 1/2 W. Third St., Davenport IA
Karaoke Night – K & T’s Bike Rack WEDNESDAYS
WEDNESDAYS

Rascals Live, 1414 15th St., Moline IL Sports Bar & Grill, 3303 Brady St., Cross Creek Karaoke w/ Jean Reyes
Davenport IA – Meat Market, 1629 Washington

FRIDAYS
FRIDAYS Karaoke Night – Big River Bowling, St., Davenport IA

“We can help stop
2902 E. Kimberly Rd., Davenport IA DJ Mixxin Mel – Happy Hollow
DJ K Yung – Barrel House Moline, Karaoke Night – Roadrunners Tavern, 1502 W. 14th St., Davenport
1321 Fifth Ave., Moline IL Roadhouse, 3803 Rockingham Rd., IA
DJ Lacey – Hawkeye Tap Sports Davenport IA Hump Day Wing & Sing w/
Bar N Grill, 4646 Cheyenne Ave., Karaoke Night – The Grove Tap, 108 Marybeth – Hawkeye Tap Sports
Davenport IA S. First St., Long Grove IA Bar N Grill, 4646 Cheyenne Ave.,
Karaoke Jean – Chuck’s Tap, 1731 W. Karaoke Night w/ Jim Harker – Davenport IA

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Locust St., Davenport IA Tw i s t e d M i c ’s M u s i c a n d Karaoke Night – Circle Tap, 1345 W.
Karaoke Night – K & T’s Bike Rack Entertainment – Barrel House Locust St., Davenport IA
Sports Bar & Grill, 3303 Brady St., Moline, 1321 Fifth Ave., Moline IL Karaoke Night – RIBCO, 1815 Second
Davenport IA Ave., Rock Island IL
Karaoke Night – Big River Bowling,
SUNDAYS
SUNDAYS Open Jam w/ The Channel Cats –

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2902 E. Kimberly Rd., Davenport IA Bent River Brewing Company, 512
Karaoke Night – Roadrunners Hal Reed & Mississippi Journey 24th St., Rock Island IL
Roadhouse, 3803 Rockingham Rd., Sunday Jam (Dec. 23, 6pm) – Open Mic Night – Boozie’s Bar
Davenport IA Rock Island Elks Club, 427 Seventh & Grille, 114 1/2 W. Third St.,
Karaoke Night – The Grove Tap, 108 Ave., Rock Island IL Davenport IA
S. First St., Long Grove IA Karaoke Night – 11th Street Precinct, Open Mic Music Night (5:30pm) –
Karaoke Night – V.F.W. Post 9128, 1107 Mound St., Davenport IA Milltown Coffee, 3800 River Dr. #2,
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Movie Reviews Continued
from Page 37 By Mike Schulz • mike@rcreader.com

Ivan and Viktor who made me weep the viewers likely couldn’t care less about
hardest.) Basically, Creed II is to Creed Hart’s fall from grace; left-leaning view-
what Rocky II is to Rocky. Flaws and all, ers likely don’t want to be reminded of
that’s an awesome thing to be. it.) Yet if you get the chance to see the
fi lm, I’d recommend taking it, because
Reitman’s latest, his most confident
ROBIN HOOD outing since 2011’s Young Adult, is a
A friend and I initially planned to see far more interesting piece of work than
director Otto Bathurst’s new, block- its meager attendance and indifferent
buster-ized Robin Hood prior to Ralph reviews would suggest.
Breaks the Internet, but in the midst With Reitman’s presentational style
of our screening’s fourth trailer, the seemingly borrowed from Robert
cineplex’s power suddenly blew out, and Altman – specifically the director’s
we were all eventually sent home. It felt magnificent HBO mini-series Tanner
like a sign – “Don’t bother” – from above. ‘88 – his political drama/procedural is
After catching up with the fi lm the fol- fi lled with fast, loose, fly-on-the-wall
lowing day, I’m pretty sure it was one. conversations and overlapping war-room
In its opening seconds, voice-over nar- banter, much of it sardonically funny,
ration introduces us to this latest reunion and all of it acted with visible motive and
with Robin, Little John, Friar Tuck, et close-to-the-vest naturalism by a pre-
al, with a portentously intoned “Forget dominantly unfamiliar cast. (Although
history, forget what you’ve seen before, there are significant roles for Alfred
forget what you think you know … .” We Molina, Kevin Pollak, and the marvel-
should’ve also been told to forget about ous J.K. Simmons, the bulk of the fi lm
having fun, because this tedious, lifeless, belongs to such lesser-known talents as
Sylvester Stallone and Michael B. Jordan in Creed II
endless exercise in public-domain revi- Molly Ephraim, Steve Zissis, Mamoudou
sionism is a crushing bore – a desperately virtuoso Don Shirley as the musician an older, beefier Joey Tribbiani. (At one Athie, Chris Coy, Ari Graynor, and Sara
unnecessary origin saga so lacking in embarks on a 1962 tour of the Deep point, Tony folds an entire pizza in half Paxton, the latter a heartbreaking Donna
personality that I was praying for one of South, and if the fi lm’s previews had and begins chowing down. Joey would Rice.) Hugh Jackman, as Hart, subdues
its whizzing arrows to blast through the you expecting Driving Miss Daisy with sob with envy.) And playing Felix to his natural charisma and gives a focused,
fourth wall and sever my cerebral cortex. the races reversed, it’s actually … . Well, Mortensen’s Oscar, Ali delivers a nimble committed portrayal of a deeply flawed
You know a movie has deep problems that’s really it. It’s Driving Miss Daisy and fastidious comic turn in which his man. Vera Farmiga enacts Lee Hart’s
when even the usually reliable Taron with the races reversed. Despite being, sharpest retorts to Tony are the ones you profound embarrassment and disap-
Egerton, as the title character, fails to be as its poster states, “inspired by a true see Shirley composing in his incredu- pointment through a few exquisitely
charming, and when the usually irksome friendship,” Farrelly’s old-school dram- lous stares and silences that double as calibrated brushstrokes. While print
Ben Mendelsohn – perhaps the first Aus- edy is also a far more insulting version punchlines. With both unmissable stars journalism is given a moralistic tongue-
tralian thespian to achieve career success of 1989’s now-notorious Best Picture also delivering the emotional goods in lashing – which might account for the
through a sneer and a lisp alone – gives winner, with its themes of Respecting their Oscar-bait-y closeups, I’m not sure largely negative reviews that weren’t
the fi lm’s only sustained performance Our Differences and Learning from how I would’ve reacted to this thing had bestowed upon Spielberg’s far-inferior
as an admirably perverse Sheriff of Not- One Another delivered with maximum literally any other performers assumed The Post – it’s hardly alone, as the fi lm
tingham. But between the dim-bulb con- obviousness, and every instance of racial its leading roles (though the superb wisely suggests ethical failure on the
versation (“Leave him!” “He’s still alive!” intolerance (Tsk!) grossly telegraphed Linda Cardellini, as Tony’s supportive part of everyone, from the journalists to
“You’ll get us all killed!”) and the rote and glibly executed. But incredibly, I wife, would certainly have made the Hart to his handlers to the public who
action chaos and the inevitable threat of wound up having a ball almost through- pain more bearable). But they didn’t. all but demanded, henceforth, a more
sequels, Robin Hood easily stands as this out, because while the fi lm is kind of Mortensen and Ali did. And now Green tabloid approach to reportage. And while
year’s cinematic Thanksgiving turkey, offensive as both drama and history, it’s Book is a movie I’ll eventually have to Reitman’s gripping, thoughtful Front
with Jamie Foxx, Jamie Dornan, F. practically irresistible as an odd-couple own. Damn it. Runner is steeped in regret, you don’t
Murray Abraham, and others employed buddy comedy thanks to the madly have to search hard for messages of hope,
merely as stuffing. That off-screen nar- inspired pairing of Viggo Mortensen as when Hart tells his assembled listen-
rator at the start also tells us, “This is no and Mahershala Ali. The movie is almost THE FRONT RUNNER ers, “Things change when young people
bedtime story.” Really? ‘Cause I sure as as cornball as It’s a Wonderful Life, give a damn.” That’s a sentiment, at any
Detailing the three weeks in 1987 in
hell had no trouble nodding off. and in its shameless way, it’s almost as time of year, that deserves the giving of
which presidential candidate Gary Hart
wonderful. thanks.
morphed from the Democratic Party’s
GREEN BOOK Mortsensen so rarely gets the chance best hope for election to scandalized For reviews of Fantastic Beasts: The
to be an outsize, goofball comedian on- drop-out after allegations of an affair
Well, whaddaya know! Another movie Crimes of Grindelwald, Dr. Seuss’ The
screen – come to think of it, has he ever went public, director/co-writer Jason
for the tsk-ers! In director/co-writer Grinch, Bohemian Rhapsody, Instant
had that chance before …? – that he’s Reitman’s The Front Runner would seem
Peter Farrelly’s Green Book, thuggish Family, Widows, The Ballad of Buster
both powerfully and surprisingly hilari- to be a movie that, given our currently
Italian-American Tony Vallelonga acts Scruggs, the Putnam Museum’s Volcanoes:
ous here, the actor’s inventive, endearing politicized culture, no one wants to
as chauffeur to African-American piano The Fires of Creation, and other recent
braying and double-takes suggesting bother with right now. (Right-leaning releases, visit RCReader.com/movies.

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